Based on the 2011 vintage with 30% reserve wine, this 65/30/5 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay/Pinot Meunier blend is sourced mostly from premier and grand cru vineyards. Elegant and refined, with light biscuit, lemon pith and cracked-stone savouriness. The focused palate carries green apple, an undercurrent of subtle red fruits, yellow plum, gentle dried apricot and fine salt through to a lengthy, lingering, honeyed finish. Refined, stately and elegant — befitting its royale name. Drink now or hold for 5+ years.