(2018) With low yields (April frosts destroying the buds) and a hot growing season, very few wines have been released from this vintage. Controversially, Geoffroy chose to ignore perceived wisdom and rose to the challenge of making a Pérignon in 2003, leaning heavily on his cooler climate Grand Cru vineyards. The challenge was to avoid over-ripeness (and maybe Richard’s previous experience at Domain Chandon in California helped him here?). Ripe and rounded, the wine retains freshness and structure. Quite a mouthful with a chunky heft of fruit, it is not clear to me how this will develop. Precisely the reason why it was the correct decision to make it perhaps? I’ll make a wild stab in the dark that it has the potential for 93/100, and drinking window of 2018-2028.