2018 Ends

I'd have this any time
Larmandier-Bernier, Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs, Longitude,  Extra Brut n.v. (2012 based)

This is a wine designed to compile a picture of the Côte des Blancs from the family's holdings in Vertus, Oger, Avize and Cramant, with the finesse and elegance of a vintage Champagne. It has developed, by now, compelling nuances of chalk, pears and a hint of baking powder. The actual descriptors are less important than the way the nuances create both depth and breadth. The savory finish, rocky and saline, doesn't hurt, either. 

Even if you truly love Champagne Pinot - and I do - this is the kind of Blanc de Blancs that would firmly entrench you in the Chardonnay camp.