Iridescent golden yellow tones, full, fruity nose, clean palate. A very come-hither Champagne: racy, elegant and deeply sensual, with beguiling bubbles that literally burst with luscious fruit. Mouth-watering hints of lightly toasted, freshly buttered bread make this the ideal Champagne to get the juices, and the conversation, flowing.
A whiff of peat smoke lends mature expression to this mainly Pinot Noir bottling. Notes of toast and stone fruit conjure up impressions of woodland spice, framed by a more profound sense of vinosity. The palate shows wonderful depth: citrus on entry, with plenty of firmness on the mid palate and the wines vibrant fruit character showing through. The very low dosage contributes to the sense of invigorating harmony.
There is a lovely sense of completeness to this cuvee, layers of sweet pastry and ripe fruits intermingling with zesty citrus that veers towards aromas of candied peel. A spicy bite meanwhile adds personality and depth – a nutty, almost vinous character that comes from patient aging. The rich and silky palate captures all the promise of the vintage, but with a mineral edge on the finish that gives voice to the cru.