The color is intense golden, the bubbles are small and the mousse is elegant. This wine has a gorgeous, sensual aroma of apricot jam, candied and fresh ginger, chicory root, caramelized endives, dried peaches, kiwi, cardamom, beeswax and tobacco. Later in the glass it showed bread pudding, delicate coffee, dried lemon potpourri and incense. The mouthfeel is rich and vinous but with tension, fabulous. On the palate you get baked apple, juicy pear, candied angelica root, blood orange, quince cheese, caramel, crème au beurre with vanilla – smooth and nothing too lactic and a hint of English allsorts. The finish is long exciting with yellow raisins, delicate lemon, toast, nougat and a hint of minerality. Use a large glass, treat it like a top white Burgundy and give it time to open up. A champagne that makes me euphoric and my girlfriend too excited. The perfect pairing for this wine would be truffle vol au vent with rooster chanterelle and sweetbreads, Bocuse style! I definitely see a bright future for this wine. I would love to try it again in 10 years. Personally I like it even more than 2002. What a lovely champagne to conclude Corona Tasting v1!
Rating 89 points with 92+ potential
Tasted by Michiel Demarey - wine journalist The Champagnist ( full article on champagnist.com/articles/corona-tasting-vol-1/)