This is 100% Pinot Noir wine that is full flavoured, rich and very dry. In fact it is bone dry when most other Brut NV’s contain around 10gm/lt of sugar (and legally up to 12gm/lt). To achieve the kind of great balance this wine possesses, the base wine quality needs to be very high as little sugar can hide excessive acidity or phenolics, and even add to the perception of flavour. So good is this wine that the absence of any sugar only adds to its quality and uniqueness. One of the best books on Champagne ͞4000 Champagnes͟ is written by the Swede Richard Juhlin, and he writes ͞A tremendously powerful Champagne. The mature reserve wines give weight and softness and rounds off the completely dry aftertaste. Bollinger-like.͟The best quality Champagne on the market at anywhere near this price! –Ian Cook, FWC.