Champagne Castelnau, France
The Castelnau Vintage undergoes an unusually long period of lees ageing in the cellar, often for more than 10 years, and it is this that allows the expression of the very best vintages in champagne to be revealed... This particluar cuvée is quite a revelation! The depth of the Pinot Noir and the purity of the Chardonnay grapes chosen combine to illustrate the surprising potential of a vintage of great natural ripeness and aromatic balance.
The depth of flavour in the mouth and the richness of the wine reveal a great champagne, underpinned by fine acidity yet with great concentration and refinement.