Brilliant colour with pale gold highlights, indicating a year of very fine ripeness. A fine, steady flow of bubbles.
A rich bouquet with hints of zesty fruit, lilies and light toasty hint of hazelnuts develops in the glass as the fruit aromas become more intense and complex.
The palate confirms the delicate fruit with a deep ripe flavour and silky texture, finishing crisply with a pure, minerally balance.
2006 Cristal has an intriguing harmony of aromas, flavours and freshness.
As a young wine it is already deliciously balanced and charming, and promises to be a magnificent champagne in full maturity.