Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, & Pinot Meunier
#87 Wine Spectator Top
100 of 2017
This is becoming very fine, and watch out; it's entirely
different from its old apples-and-butter form, more oystery and chalky and
ginger and talc, with the apple-butter thing skulking in the mid-palate. It's
racy, on the tensile side. I'd be a lot happier with three more grams of rs,
but you won't agree if you prefer a vigorously dry Champagne.
92 points Wine Spectator
A bright, finely meshed version that shows beautiful harmony
throughout, offering flavors of Gala apple, spring forest, almond pastry and
lemon curd riding the creamy mousse. Lasting, spiced finish. Disgorged February
2016. Drink now through 2022.
91points Wine & Spirits
Scents of ginger and chalk hold this wine to a long, narrow
frame. The flavors are precise and floral, yielding scents of cherry blossoms
and supple apple notes. It feels tight and austere, classical in its profile, a
mouthwatering Champagne for salmon tartare.
90 points Burghound.com
Strong notes of petrol and yeast combine with those of citrus, green
apple and a hint of brioche. There is a borderline aggressive mousse that is
almost painfully intense yet it's sufficiently fine that the mouth feel of the
flavors is not rustic or unpleasant. The finish is quite dry and crisp and
while there is sneaky good length, it lacks a bit of depth. I suspect that this
will eventually round out as I do like the underlying material. In sum, if
you're going to buy this one I would suggest doing so knowing that it will
require at least a few years of cellaring.