Released at the same time as Chandon’s 2000 Etoile, this is built along the same elegant, classic lines, but it’s younger, fresher and, being a rosé, quite a bit richer in fruit. In fact, it’s extraordinarily delicious, a mélange of sorbets ranging from raspberry, cherry and peach to lime and vanilla. The finish is crisp and clean. Should hang in there through the…
Rich and full-bodied, this Pinot Noir-dominated wine has a cherry and strawberry flavor along with the doughy yeast and vanilla. It’s also a little sweet, but crisp, tingly acidity balances that. Bottom line: deliciously drinkable.