Lovely, almost iridescent copper-pink robe with plenty of fine mousse. Bouquet not unlike a 1er Cru red burgundy, with strawberry, mineral and a touch of rhubarb. Fairly substantial mid-palate leading to a long, somewhat toasty finish. This bottle seemed to have more acidity than the last one, which we consumed exactly one year ago to the day. All in all, a lovely, well made champagne and well worth the price.