100% Chardonnay aged 60 months on the lees. Assemblage: 60% Cramant Grand Cru, 30% Chouilly Grand Cru, 10% Cuis Premier Cru.
“This is still a very youthful, vibrant wine, unfurling in the glass with scents of crushed chalk, lemon oil, waxy citrus rind, white flowers and subtle hints of quince. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with a deep, concentrated and tight-knit core girdled by tangy but ripe acids, displaying a delicate, pinpoint mousse and concluding with a sapid, saline finish. This is a brilliant Champagne, but for my palate, it's still four or five years from really hitting its stride.” 94+rp