This was José-Luis’ other blind wine, and usefully a Crémant – which I’d thought about having in the line-up. With the lower acidity than Champagne, I thought this might be a new world Pinot-Chardonnay. Notably, the palate density and length was less than Champagne too, so quality level can point to a Crémant. Mid-gold, with a persistent bead. Toasty. Yeast / bread autolysis. Lean, mineral nose. Mature, bruised fruit. Quite ripe yellow fruit on the palate. Quite crisp but not firm acidity. Moderate length.