No disgorgement date provided on the label, but I bought this in 2011.
Bright medium gold in color. Rich and ripe and perhaps a tad volatile initially on the nose. Fruit aromas of bruised apple, very ripe peach, and dried guava. Also maybe a hint of strawberry. Not particularly autolytic, which surprises me given that it had 10 years on the lees. On the palate, though, this is quite something. The pinot side really comes to the fore, with fruit flavors of raspberry and strawberry, broad and luxurious texture, and a sappy vinousness (is that a word?). If my eyes were closed, I might think this was rosé Champagne. The mousse is really starting to fade, but for the moment it's still plenty energetic enough and quite creamy and fine. The finish is fruity and rich (a bit heavier dosage than what is fashionable at the moment, it seems), with good length and a floral flourish as it fades. Lip-smacking is maybe the best way to describe it.
Not the last word in elegance or complexity, by any means, but this is really delicious, opulent bubbly. I'm glad I opened it now (had planned to let it go a few more years) because I don't know how much longer it will last.
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