Delouvin Nowack Semper Fidelis XIII, Champagne

100% Pinot Meunier from Vandières. 50% from the 2013 harvest and 50% from a perpetual reserve of more than 20 harvests.

The perpetual reserve here contributes a formidably-developed, oxidative character to this intense Champagne, with windfall apples, sherried notes, ground nuts and a generally autumnal feel. There is tang and brightness from the 2013 addition, though. An ambitious style. 15.5