Pommery "Brut Royal" Champagne
Lightly toasty, with a lively bead and flavors of poached pear, dried apricot, brioche and honey. Displays chalkiness without being too angular, and culminates in a lasting, apple-tinged finish. Drink now through 2015.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Yellow-gold. Pungent aromas of pear skin, yellow plum and spices. Lively orchard fruit and citrus flavors show a slight hard edge but possess good depth. Dry and somewhat stern on the tangy finish.
Light, floating style, classic Pommery. It foams easily and crisply around the mouth, brightened by lime acidity, while keeping a feeling of softness. A great apéritif style.