(1999 Vintage) Hints of toffee and anise run through the fresh quince paste, coffee, pastry and candied orange peel flavors in this supple Champagne, which sports a rich flavor profile in a restrained package, with a smoky note echoing on the finish.
International Wine CellarPale fresh color. Aromas of baked bread, cooked apple, coffee and earthy low tones; could be fresher. Medium-bodied and a bit earthy in the mouth; round and accessible but lacks the extract and flavor depth of the vintage better examples. Thins out a bit on the finish.
Wine AdvocateRating: 95/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 119 on Oct-98
Wine SpectatorRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/98