There is a glow to the golden robe. The tiny bubbles rise at a leisurely pace.
It gives an intense and intensely appetising impression at first sniff. It initially offers up aromas of gingerbread, hazelnuts, candied fruits, nutmeg and cinnamon. These are followed by morel mushrooms, coffee and raisins. The bouquet of tertiary aromas are highly complex.
The initial impression is well rounded and full. The body is expansive, rich and warm. The bubbles blend into it and harmonise ideally with the sugar content. The overall effect is a velvety texture that is highly enticing.
The finish is not just enjoyable but very long at 10 to 12 seconds. It leaves an acidic taste with hints of tannin.
This is a champagne with great qualities as a wine. It is rich and generous, with a full body and a seductive texture.
Service and suggestion
Serve at 8 to 10°C. Diners will enjoy this wine with delicious chicken dishes served with cream of mushrooms. Pair it with the finest cuts of lamb. It will hold its own against unctuous and mature cheeses.