Very pale gold color with tiny bubbles. Light toast, baked apples, and mandarin oranges waft up from the glass. On the palate, it opens with soft yeasty bread and apple flavors, adding sweet oranges and almonds on the mid-palate. The mousse is very active, mouth-filling, the acids bright. It is a pretty wine. Drink it with stone crabs. Highly recommended. DH

WHO: Pol Roger
WHAT: Champagne Blend
WHERE: Champagne, France
WHEN: N.V.
HOW MUCH: $48

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