Why do many people write this up as Initial? Please tell me, there is an e right at the end, non?
A Blanc de Blancs, blend of three vintages, but which ones in this case? Aged three years on the lees, this most probably has 2000,2001 ,2002 as it was disgorged October 2006. I've never had an Initiale that disappointed. Some say too rich, some say too oaky (personally, I would save those descriptors for the Substance), to me, a great blend of rich and fresh, oxidized just the right amount, and brilliant with food. But I've already said too much, the label and scribbles should suffice.
and....will cost you about $130, if you need a gift and can get over the DP or GD syndrome, do it!