Designated ‘mag14’, this Champagne was made with the use of 2014 vintage reserve wines bottled (for freshness) in 1.5-litre magnums. Still very much a dry style, though a ‘zero dosage’ stablemate is also offered in the portfolio.
"Lots of baked apples, bread dough and cream. Biscuit, too. Full body. Happy bubbles. Flavorful finish. Old wines in the base wine here, from magnum, making this altogether special."
94 points, jamessuckling.com (July 2019)
Medium yellow colour and a very rich, layered complex bouquet loaded with flavour and character, nutty and aldehydic, with lots of toasted nuttiness and a rich, mouthfilling flavour. Deep and concentrated, very long and stylish. Soft texture, fluffy and very dry. Nice wine on the palate.
93 points, Real Review, August 2016
Located 150 km east of Paris, Champagne is the French wine region renowned for producing the finest, most rich and complex sparkling wines in the world. The elegance, longevity and racy acidity of these wines are attributed to the influence of the chalky soils of the region and the cool, marginal continental climate. The region spans an area of 35,000 ha and has 4 main growing areas, each favouring one of the three noble Champagne varieties; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne has a vineyard quality hierarchy based on the soils, aspect and overall quality of the grapes. Like Burgundy, these quality designations are allocated to the vineyards of the village. Of the 319 villages of Champagne, 17 have Grand Cru status and 44 villages are designated Premier Cru. All Champagne is produced by Traditional Method. The vast majority of Champagne is a blend of the three varieties and may also be a blend of several vintages producing the popular Non Vintage (NV) house styles. Top quality blends from exceptional years are sold as Vintage (Millésime) Champagne.