A beautiful pale yellow, clear with hints of green and a lively mousse. Aromas of white fruits - lemon, white peach, pear and grapefruit - give way to hints of pineapple and fresh spring flowers. This is followed by richer aromas of nuts, marzipan and sweet spice. Delicate, yet generous. The attack is lively, with a marked minerality that feels both elegant yet rounded. Sensual and silky, harmonious and beautifully balanced, the flavors mingle to leave a long, fine finish.
"This is a full-bodied and ripe wine, showing some toastiness as well as the delicious, concentrated apple and peach flavors. There is a crisp edge to this opulent and rich wine. It has a great future: it is drinkable now but will continue well into the 2020's. "
"Fine and creamy in texture, with well-honed acidity and a vein of saline-tinged minerality focusing the flavors of white cherry, pastry and lemon meringue. Drink now through 2028."
"There's some youthful reduction to this Champagne, hinting at flint and spring leeks. Tight and earthy rather than sunny, it has layers of flavor that build out of that flinty tension, yielding scents of cranberry and ripe red fruit. A lean vintage of this prestige cuvee, it needs a year or two of bottle age to evolve more fully. "
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