Yellow tones shimmering with the light amber highlights, with a regular stream of delicate bubbles. Very intense and explosive on the nose - deliciously developed even at this early stage. A cocktail of nutty, spicy, ripe fruit aromas, layered with notes of biscuits and a suggestion of chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Generous, full and warm on the palate, with all the weight to be expected of such a ripe, dry vintage but delicately supported by a vinous, well-knit texture. The mid-palate boasts a balanced freshness, with just a hint of bitterness that makes for a long, thoroughbred finish - the perfect foil for a characteristically opulent vintage. Overall this champagne is mellow, classy and characteristically vinous.