(2019) All-Chardonnay from the villages of Chouilly and Cuis in the Côte des Blancs, Steve describes 2010 as "An "ordinary" vintage, but the Chardonnays are surprisingly good," and indeed I thought this wine was excellent. Nice fine bead and pale in colour, the nose has that authentic Champagne autolytic character, yeasty and very slightly cheesy, but bursting with ripe fruit on the palate, before a crunching lemony acidity sweeps through. Quite a chewy mid-palate feel to this, a pretty substantial style, that I really enjoyed on its own, and with a creamy fish pie. The vintage Blanc de Blancs from Diebolt-Vallois appears not to have UK distribution, though at time of review a couple of vintages were available via Fine+Rare wines 'marketplace' service, the price around £40 per bottle.