94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The NV Brut Cuvée Laetitia is terrific, especially in the way it balances energy with the richness of Ambonnay. The addition of reserve wines back to 1983 adds considerable nuance and complexity. Lemon oil, white flowers, mint, crushed rocks and a whole range of Chardonnay inflections add brightness to a core of Pinot fruit. The are some rough edges, but also enough personality to look past them. This is a fabulous edition of the Laetitia. Disgorged: December 6, 2018. Drink: 2020-2028. (Nov 2020)"
93 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "This is remarkably fresh for it to have such a large proportion of aged stock in it and while the nose is mature, there are absolutely no oxidative elements in it. In fact, I deliberately revisited this 24 hours after first opening it to see how the nose had evolved and I can report that there was very little discernable evolution. As I say, while fully mature, the mildly yeasty nose displays notes of baked apple, roasted nut and a dried rose petal nuance that also characterizes the rich, full and utterly delicious flavors that are also fresh and vibrant with plenty of energy and finishing punch. Often Champagnes with high percentages of reserves in them lack the same effervescence but that is certainly not the case here. This is a lovely effort that could be drunk now with pleasure or held for years to come. Drink: now+."
93 points Wine Spectator: "[$103 list] Fragrant apple blossom and exotic spice notes on the nose gain momentum on the creamy palate, accenting flavors of dried papaya, black cherry coulis, candied ginger and salted Marcona almond. The lush profile is reined in and enlivened by a firm spine of citrusy acidity and a minerally underpinning that extends on the finish. Disgorged December 2018. Drink now through 2025. (8/19/20)"
92 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Disgorged in July 2018, the latest rendition of the NV Brut Cuvée Laetitia is based on the 2013 vintage blended with a perpetual reserve that dates back to 1983. Offering up aromas of burnished orchard fruit, toasted walnuts and citrus rind, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and sapid, with ripe but racy acids and a tangy, saline finish. Drink: 2019-2029. (Apr 2020)"
|SubRegion||Montagne de Reims|
|Varietal||Champagne / Sparkling Blend|
|Blend||60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir|