I prefer the NV Blanc de Blancs in magnum format – it was a lot fresher and livelier even though this 96 bottle was disgorged*
simultaneously about the same time (different day if I remembered correctly?) as the NV. Don’t get me wrong though – this vintage 96 bubbly by de Sousa et Fils is mature and drinking beautifully with very very fine bubbles. Too bad there are very few bottles left lying around in Singapore these days.
*I’m assuming you know the difference between a non-vintage and vintage champagne.