A finely structured wine with tight, taut green fruits. While 2001 was not a great Champagne vintage, this wine hangs together well, the crisp fruit never becoming too austere, the acidity kept in check.
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.