"Lovely toasted bread complexity of bouquet; very rich, voluminous flavour, delicious and impressive. There is rich, sweet fruit in the mid-palate. A quite exquisite wine."
97 points, The Real Review (June 2017)
"Tremendous complexity, the full symphony orchestra is playing here, but it's structured with great delicacy and finesse. It's a more refined, subtle wine than I remember this style. Perhaps it's just the year. A marvellous Champagne and a true deluxe cuvée."
98 points, The Real Review (May 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.