Older Vintage Champagne has unique complexities. The 2004 Lelarge Pugeot Champagne Preminer Cru from Vrigny in the Champagne regions of Northern France, has 12% alcohol, cost about $80, and scored 18+ gold medal points on the Dionysian Scale of a possible 20
Its tiny bead, toast and nutty aromas, provided a clean mouth refreshing Champagne.
The Lelarge Pugeot family settled in the area back in the 1700’s. They know the area well and make one of the top Champagnes. Seek them out. Their Non-Vintage Brut is one of my favorites; this is one of their top cuvees. In Vino Veritas.