2010 base. 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier. 40% reserve wine addition. Disgorged in 2017.

In a very tasty place. Golden fruit very much on song, with rich apricot pastries, mango and yellow apple. Chardonnay lemon oil runs through, offering a nice little kick in the tail. Posh salted butter richness too, with maturity coming on now in dried pineapple and toasty coffee beans. The palate is quite front-loaded, a friendly hug of a champagne, plush but with a gentle, slightly soft-focus kind of energy. I don’t think it will the longest-lived CH, at least not in 75cl, but it has life ahead of it yet! Great stuff. 17.5