Grape(s): Chardonnay 100%
Both of our Champagne Best In Show wines this year have seen plenty of cellar age, something that is particularly important when a restrained dosage takes the wine into the Extra Brut category, as it does for this refined, pure-fruited Blanc de Blancs. The pale straw gold of its colour is just beginning to deepen, and the wine has a restrained aromatic profile of white nectarine and peach,with the cream of lost lees smoothing its journey in the glass. In the mouth, it is intense, long, searching and pure, all sap and sinew at first; give it time, and you'll see those early-season summer fruits begin to smile shyly despite the wine's dry force.
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