94 points Wine & Spirits: "This wine emphasizes the white-flower scents of chardonnay (70 percent of the blend, the balance pinot noir). The wine’s searing acidity wasn’t softened by malolactic fermentation, and its fleshy apple and pear flavors were concentrated and enriched by aging for eight months in large oak casks prior to bottling. Brian Long of NYC’s Ai Fiori drew a parallel between the wine’s “laser-like” malic acidity and the bright acidity of a young Mosel riesling. The fine mousse calms that acidity a bit, and age will build up the flavors to surround it. A Champagne for cellaring. Disgorged 1/17. (Dec 2018)"
93 points Wine Spectator: "A classy Champagne, with a lovely, viscous creaminess on the palate, carrying finely detailed flavors of peach skin, spring blossom, steeped raspberry and slivered almond. Long and mouthwatering, with a well-spiced finish. Disgorged December 2017. Drink now through 2025. (10/28/20)"
93 points James Suckling: "A blend of 70% pinot noir and 30% chardonnay, this has a complex and sophisticated nose that delivers peach fruits and citrus, plus some bolder yellow plum fruits too. The palate is assertive, energetic and concentrated with peach and nectarine flavors met with lemony acidity. Long, really powerful Champagne here. Drink now or age on cork for three or more years."
|SubRegion||Montagne de Reims|
|Varietal||Champagne / Sparkling Blend|
|Blend||70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir|