The first nose is most expressive, combining finesse, power and freshness. The second nose, meanwhile, returns to a more traditional Pinot Noir style of red fruit and floral scents. The range of aromas is rich, with yellow fruit, flowers and spices The attack is smooth and tasty, leading into a fine balance between flesh and fluidity. The fruit is mellow and slightly stewed, set off nicely by surprising freshness. This wine is exceptionally long-lasting on the palate, culminating in a finish of great purity thanks to a dosage that is kept to the strict minimum. Those who love powerful, heady champagnes will enjoy it as an aperitif. It is also excellent with warm, rich dishes such as braised lamb and cashew nuts served with a potato purée, caramelized sweetbread, or foie gras with morel mushrooms and marinaded guinea fowl.