2014 base. 58% Chardonnay, 31% Pinot Noir, 11% Pinot Meunier. Disgorged November 2019. 30% reserves dating back to 2008.

Huge contrast with the newer 75cl release here, this is coiled up and spring-loaded but still waiting for its moment. The fruit is slightly more golden in tone compared to the 2015 base, showing the promise of generosity and even some tropical flourishes tempered by flint and smoke. With its nervy reductive energy it is just a baby, and quite difficult to judge. It needs leaving alone for now (or opening a good hour before drinking). 17