Always a pleasure to try this wine although it underperformed expectations for the wine in this vintage. Golden in color, clear and bright. Nice mousse with lots of tiny bubbles. The nose is toasty with slight lemon and a hint of smoke. Medium bodied. On the palate, this has tart acidity. Green apples with slight lemon. Very long on the finish. This is very tasty. It seems to be about at peak or at least turning from a young vibrant Champagne to a mature one. Drink over the next ten years unless you like them old. This is very food friendly and would work with just about any food. Popcorn is always a nice choice.