The deep, liqueur-like nose shows almost sweet baking aromas, like egg-enriched breads. Rich and weighty; verging on opulent in the mouth, with honey, almond, orange and apricot flavors. The long spice-and-mineral finish gives it an extra element of class.
This is a blend of Chardonnay from Avize and Cramant, and Pinot Noir from Aÿ. It has all the hallmarks of Pommery, with its ethereal, shimmering character. Light and poised, it’s just right as an apéritif Champagne. The fruit is stylish and fresh, with a touch of toast maturity to finish.
A fine vintage, which shows some age from a relatively fast-maturing year, but is now nicely poised between the initial fresh green fruits and grapefruit flavors, and the elements of toast and yeast that are developing well. This is a great food wine, with some weight and ripeness.
Pommery’s prestige rosé is an unalloyed delight. There is an elegance here to go with the tight texture of red currants and apple skins. Fresh fruit dominates a youthful vitality that promises aging. Keep 3–4 years.
The brilliant, yet subtle anise, sandalwood, cherry, cocoa, vanilla and almond bouquet that opens this delicious, elegant wine seems hard to follow. However, the full, creamy palate, with its dry cherry, chalk, toast and mineral flavors and lively effervescence doesn't disappoint. Delicious and long, the clean and tangy finish has a winning blend of vinous, citrus…
As it ages in bottle, this Champagne is showing real class. It remains as delicate as when reviewed last year, but it is now showing much more mature toastiness and bread flavors, and less of the green fruits. Elegance is still the main character; a fine, pure wine.
A fruity style, full of soft grapefruit, touches of citrus and apple. Under the fruit, there is a more yeasty character, adding richness. It could well be even better if aged for several years.