A difficult vintage in Champagne, but this one is drinking very well. Golden in color, clear and bright. A persistent bead of small bubbles form a nice mousse. The nose is big with apples, pears, yeast and salinity. Full bodied but good acidity. On the palate, apples, salinity and slight yeast. Long finish. Delicious. This is drinking well but should easily go another five to eight years. Very food friendly, this would be very nice with spicy Thai food.