Tart and lemony, with fascinating toast and spicy vanilla overtones. Straightforward and charming rather than complex. Drink now.
On the nose, the champagne is dominated by white flowers, green apple, brioche and a trace of minerality.
On the palate there are notes of stone fruits, a certain nuttiness and a hint of honey supporting the freshness of the acidity. UK stock receives an additional 6 months post-disgorgement ageing so it is ready to drink upon release but cellaring for a few years will reveal greater depths.
The aperitif champagne par excellence but one which has sufficient backbone to be drunk with fish and even spicy dishes.