Although the vintage is not reflected on the label, this is the 2004 harvest. For Duval-Leroy, Femme de Champagne being their prestige cuvée, only what the house regard as a top vintage – the year itself – will be declared on the label. This means that this bottle is exceptional value. Ripe appley/cider fruit. Richness and vivacity in the same sip. Part of the wine was aged in old large barrels. The blend is 80% chardonnay and 20% pinot noir. The dosage is 4 g/l. The wine is delicious and will continue to evolve and become more complex.