Bottle. The 22nd iteration of Grand Siècle. 18 months since disgorgement in December 2017. Dosage 7 g/l too. 55% 2004, 30% 2002, 15% 1999. 55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir. 12 years on lees. Big and broad on the nose, with golden-plum fruit flavours. Looser textured on the palate and then drawn in like a drawstring purse on the end. Quite mature now in bottle. This gives a golden impression somehow and is definitely richer than the 24th iteration.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2028