Rivals Jacquesson in the back label details. An assemblage of 80 Crus, with 40% reserve wines (50/50% chardonnay and pinot noir) and 60% from the 2007 vintage base wine (33% chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier), then spending five years on tirage. Small wonder it is one of the richest, most opulent NVs, overflowing with creamy, figgy, brioche flavours, magically retaining freshness and balance. I love it.
Score: 95-/100James Halliday
"Rich and creamy, this harmonious Champagne is expressive, with brioche, crystallized honey, black currant and toasted marshmallow flavors, accented by hints of verbena, baked peach and chopped nut. Vibrant and focused through to the lasting, saline-tinged finish. Drink now through 2022." (Nov 2015) www.winespectator.com
Score: 93-/100Wine Spectator
Blended with a high percentage of matured reserve wines, this NV Brut Reserve is based on 2008 and was disgorged in 2014. Clear and complex on the nose, this is a round and elegant, highly finesse-full and lifted cuvee with a silky texture ,and delicate nougat and herbal flavors. The minty finish reveals a remarkably good structure. Jun 2016, www.robertparker.com
Score: 89-/100Stephan Reinhardt