95 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(disgorged August 2016; Fleuron 2008 without dosage; 33.5% Cramant, 32.5% Chouilly, 22% Cuis, 10% Oger, 2% VErtus; aged 6 years on lees; 1.5g/L dosage). This is not a dedicated blend, but chosen from the cellar each year according to which cuvée has the natural balance to stand best without dosage... Two years after release, it's held its poise confidently, though without the harmony inherent even with just 5g/L dosage in the Fleuron. High-tensile definition contrasts depth of character in this exactingly crafted expression of an incredible vintage. Distinct oyster shell and sea breeze characters are present on the palate and--unusually for champagne--on the nose, its pronounced Côte des Blancs terroirs burst from the glass. There's all the unashamed grip and tension of grapefruit and lemon, defined by an incisive, steely acid line, contrasted cunningly with fine, creamy lees texture and a very fine bead. The result is a chiselled and highly sophisticated champagne, not for the uninitiated, but it will entrhal oyster fanatics, and is certain to improve for many years to come. (2018-2019)"
93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2008 Extra-Brut Non-Dosé Oenophile is rich, creamy and beautifully textured, yet maintains the brightness and focus that are such signatures of the house style. A Champagne of real depth and power, the 2008 is a wine for the dinner table. The non-dosage style seems to really bring out resonance and intensity. Fruit sources are Cramant, Choully, Oger (all Grand Crus), plus Cuis and Vertus (both 1er Crus). Disgorged: September 2015. Drink: 2016-2028. (Sep 2016)"
|SubRegion||Côte des Blancs|
|Varietal||Champagne / Sparkling Blend|
|Designation||Extra Brut|Blanc de Blancs|