The white foiled staple of many an ex-British PM is in terrific shape, showing a completeness, richness and freshness that makes champagne really compelling. The blend draws in all three champagne grapes - chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier - making a complex toast and berry impression on the nose. The palate has plenty of rich red fruit flavour, finishing with chalky, dry resolve. Superb.
One third of each of the varieties, with extended ageing in the cellar due to the larger format. Usually the 750ml is aged for four and half years. The jeroboam would be aged significantly longer at around 7-8 years as an estimate.