As a major characteristic of the vintage, Pinot Noir shows a lot of strength and vinosity to which Chardonnay brings a nice touch of freshness.
Some lovely well developed aromas of honey, acacia, toast and chestnut, very Pinot Noir.
A very good structure of the wine, quite intense but definitely not heavy.
Superb bouquet and fabulous on the palate: this vintage is one of the best of the 1990’s.
Made nearly only with Grands Crus grapes (there are only 17 Grand Cru villages, rated 100%, out of the 326 crus in the Champagne region).
Pinot noir accounts for 80% of the blend: Aÿ (cru 100%) and Mareuil-sur-Aÿ (cru 99%).
It gives the wine its vinosity and strength.
Chardonnay (20%) gives a superb touch of elegance and finesse.
The crus are le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cramant and Chouilly (one third each, all top Grands Crus rated 100%).