Pol Roger "Rich" Demi Sec Champagne
A beautifully balanced wine, the ripe, lightly sweet fruit blending well with fresh strawberry acidity, intense pear and an aftertaste that leaves an elegant weight in the mouth.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(made from the same blend as the Extra Cuvee de Reserve Brut, but with 34 g/l dosage; L12791865E): Light gold. Candied citrus fruits and poached pear on the nose and palate. Plump, smooth and expansive, with very good finishing cling and subtle spiciness. Energetic for a sweet Champagne, having the requisite liveliness to work with lighter desserts or mild, young cheeses.
There's a solid backbone of acidity framing flavors of poached pear, lemon meringue and dried apricot, with a sweet, smoky thread of burnt sugar and a clean, moderate finish. Drink now. 200 cases imported. (Web-2012)