92 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The new release of Brut Réserve from Raphaël and Vincent Bérêche is from the base year of 2018 and was disgorged in October of 2021 and finished with a dosage of six grams per liter. As is customary with this bottling, its cépages is one-third each of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier and a third of the cuvée is comprised from reserve wines. The wine is still youthful, but offers lovely depth in its nose of apple, pear, fresh-baked bread, a complex base of soil tones, dried flowers and a hint of buttery oak in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, bright and full-bodied, with fine depth at the core, good soil signature, elegant mousse and a long, complex and beautifully balanced finish. This is quite tasty in its youth, but this bottling has a history or aging splendidly and it would not be a crime to tuck a case away in the cellar for three to five years before starting to drink it in earnest. Fine juice. 2022-2045. (Nov/Dec 2021)"
92 points Wine Spectator: "Aromatic and well-spiced, with a lushly creamy mousse and juicy acidity layered with flavors of ripe nectarine, candied ginger and toasted almond. Minerally chalk and brine notes play on the lacy finish. Disgorged November 2019. Drink now through 2023. (12/15/20)"
92 points James Suckling: "Plenty of pastry and lees-derived chalkiness and fresh cream notes. The palate is very fleshy, expansive and accessible and yet it stays very pure, fine and focused. Great shape. Mostly pinot with 35 per cent of reserve wine. Drink now. (9/5/18)"
|Producer||Bérêche & Fils|
|SubRegion||Vallée de la Marne|
|Varietal||Other White Blends|
|Blend||35% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier|