94 points James Halliday (Wine Companion): "Its complexity comes from 40% pinot meunier, 30% each of pinot noir and chardonnay, the reserve components are 45% of the total, the outcome brioche and spicy/toasty nuances at one extreme, red berry, citrus and bright acidity at the other, all displayed on an unbroken stream from start to finish."
92 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The Brut Réserve bottling from Billecart-Salmon is identical in cépages to the Extra Brut, with the sole differences in the wines being that the Brut Réserve receives a judicious dosage of seven grams per liter. Not surprisingly, the current release is excellent, offering a complex nose of pear, warm biscuits, a fine base of complex soil tones, gentle notes of lime peel and a nice touch of white roses in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, complex and very refined in profile, with a lovely core, pinpoint bubbles, bright, well-integrated acids and a very long, tangy and elegant finish. I have had some previous renditions of Brut Réserve that seemed a bit bound up by their structural elements out of the blocks and in need of some bottle age to blossom, but the current release will drink beautifully right from the outset. 2014-2035. (May/Jun 2014)"
|SubRegion||Vallée de la Marne|
|Varietal||Champagne / Sparkling Blend|
|Blend||40% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay|