The Cuvee Rich displays a superb yellow gold colour, with a discreet copper shimmer. It is deep, dense and bright. Tiny lingering bubbles break into a creamy, clear and diffused effervescence and form a continuous, full and delicate thread.At the outset, the nose is clear, elegant and open, mingling notes of dried fruits, sensuous floral fragrances, attractive woody scents and a slight vegetal hint. It then reveals a delicate spiciness and eloquent touches of sweetness.The attack is ample, powerful and complex and the wine is remarkable for its generosity as well as for its power, suppleness and balance. Its pleasing vivacity culminates in succulent fruity flavours together with spicy, soft and sensuous notes.The unmistakable sugariness harmonises well with all the other elements and does not affect the expression of the wine. With the fine taste of blond caramel to extend its intensity, the aftertaste is fresh and amazingly long.
With such a pleasing and fulsome sweetness, extraordinary aromatic varieties and generous opening out, the Cuvee Rich has to be an unforgettable tactile experience, especially if combined with sweet/savoury dishes. The richness and fullness linger...for the winetaster’s greatest delight.