With an extra year in bottle, the Cuvée 21 is losing some of its yeastiness and adding suggestions of lemon meringue. It seems rather austere for a '95, a year in which many Champagnes were quite ripe and tropical. The finish seems to fall off quickly.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.