A destination wine, visit on special occasions
The trip to Vintage Champagne is not a frequent one for most of us, it’s an expensive neighbourhood and an acquired taste. As champagne ages it loses some of its crisp, fruity flavours and develops instead a more savoury character, often described as biscuity or yeasty and beyond that mushroomy. The wines are more complex, with layers of flavours. Vintages are only ‘declared’ in exceptional years, so you won’t get a vintage champagne from every year, and in contrast to the NV Champagne, each vintage will differ.These are definitely wines for a very important toast or a special dinner.