This is a rich, full-bodied Champagne showing hints of bottle age but mostly crisp, fresh apple and apricot flavors. It's a ripe, fruity wine, from the southern vineyards in the Aube, but with a apple-skin astringency and brisk texture. Drink now–2019.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.