Golden amber highlights, with a lively, persistent mousse of tiny bubbles. Intense ripe-fruit nose, developing hints of vanilla, sweet pastries and just a whiff of almonds. Plenty of creamy complexity but with a focused, pure-fruit presence throughout. Come-hither notes of citrus, mandarins, pears and apricot nectar add freshness and vibrancy to a supple, lithe palate that dances to a long and savoury finish. The wine is a triumph of precision-blending, striking a seamless balance of richness, from concentrated Pinot Noir fruit (75%), and finesse from some seriously refined Chardonnay (25%).