A little over half Pinot Noir and the remainder Chardonnay, this is a beautifully layered, rich Champagne with loads of brioche and orchard fruits that unfurl in the glass on a bed of minerality. Full-bodied and deep, with excellent structure, this sparkling gem is worth seeking out and cellaring – it shows all the promise of a long, satisfying life.
Very much a youngster, even after five-and-a-half years on its lees. A blend of 52% Pinot Noir and 48% Chardonnay, 2012 has the potential for some of the best Pinot Noir since 1952. With vivid shafts of gold colour, this displays intensity without heaviness, a poised vinosity and lovely acidity. It will live well for another decade and is a great match for roast game, bouillabaisse, dressed crab and scallops. The dosage of 10g/l is quite conventional, suiting a structured wine for a long life. Drinking Window 2021 - 2030.