A pale yellow Champagne with very light, abundant bubbles which rise steadily to
form a fine mousse. The pure bouquet opens with a contrast between an already
well-developed intensity and a finesse that reveals aromas of pears, greengages
and white flowers. After a little time the intensity presents the aromatic richness and maturity of a wine that is already expressing great potential.
On the palate, a lively, direct, precise attack is dominated by flavors of candied lemon zest and fresh pineapple. The mid palate is fresh and balanced. The overall impression is of generosity, voluptuousness and volume, highlighted by characteristic grapefruit and citrus notes. The zesty finish is long, lingering and complex. This Champagne’s marriage of finesse and aromatic intensity is a promise of further potential, but already offers very pleasurable drinking.
Perfect for a truly special celebration, this Champagne would also go very well
with a starter based on seafood, shellfish or fish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 96
"... The 2004 is all about minerality, precision and tension. ... its crystalline purity and sheer energy. Bright hints of lemon oil, white flowers and crushed rocks are layered into the pointed, vibrant finish."