Duval-Leroy Femme de Champagne

Strangely, only made in half bottles and released earlier than usual, though the house couldn’t tell me why. Nonetheless, it’s even more magnificent now than it was on release, with delightfully complexity and depth of burnt butter, fig, ginger nut biscuits, dried peach and honey. It admirably upholds a refined focus, finely chalk mineral mouth feel and an elegant drive that carries it long and considtent. It’s in a beautifully mature place, yet retains vitality and freshness, with finely focused lemon acidity drawing the finish out long and taut. $130/375mL at Half Bottles.