($130) Deep, sweet aromas of ripe apple and pear. Earthy and broad in the mouth, with a subtle hint of minerals. Opens up quickly, taking on musky flavors of yellow plum and baked apple. A rich, powerful, broad-shouldered Champagne that emphasizes power and weight, finishing with an almost Tokaji-like note of earth.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: November/December 2005
Wine Spectator | Rating: 89
A rich Champagne, with creamy berry, peach and vanilla pastry flavors, bright structure and a crisp finish. Not that harmonious overall, yet satisfying and long. Drink now.