Color: Gold, straw gold, light bubbles
Nose: Dried biscuits, chocolate aromas
Palate: Soft in the mouth, rich, well-structured
Duval-Leroy: small/medium-size producer, extraordinary quality (and value) from the non vintage to the tete de cuvee (premium) level. The basic rule in buying any wine - and especially Champagne - is to avoid the big brands because with them you're paying top dollar for the marketing, not for what's in the bottle.