The hot 2003 vintage makes an interesting choice for a Vintage Champagne. This wine, with its almond and toast flavors, is certainly ripe. However it has not lost its fresh background acidity and tense texture, making it a rich wine with a fresh aftertaste. It is ready to drink.
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.