A blend of 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/2 Chardonnay from Bouzy.
"Ripe, creamy, mid-mature nose, elegant and quite stylish, well made base
wine, honey and toffee. Smoky Pinot, very pretty, good acid backbone. Up to
5 years. 16 points (Bollinger 15.6, Veuve 15.25, Pol Roger 15.2, and
"Here's a champagne for those who want to buy something that
will give pleasure to the most discerning drinker (I liked it so much I
ignored the bottle of Roederer in the fridge and served it to two
professionals who walloped it down) but does not involve crossing the
Channel and doing battle with H M Customs."
Jancis Robinson MW OBE, JancisRobinson.com
"Wonderfully chatty nose, fantastic bready hints with apples
and spices, pure lemon fruit and fine, delicate length."
17/20, Richard Hemming MW, jancisrobinson.com
"Like Bollinger, this is made with around two thirds pinot
noir, which gives it a firm structure and undertones of spice, toast and
cherry compote. A serious champagne with a sappy uplift - at a bargain
Victoria Moore, Daily Telegraph (UK)
"This bottle of the NV Brut Grand Cru Grande Reserve was
disgorged in November 2017 with six grams per liter dosage. It's showing
well, exhibiting scents of waxy red apples, pastry cream, tangerine and a
subtle touch of smoke. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied and
fleshy but incisive, with brisk acids, good mid-palate depth, a good mousse
and a precise finish. This is a classy, Pinot Noir-dominant non-vintage
cuvee that will reward aging on cork."
William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (May 2019)
"As the name would suggest, it's clear from the nose that
there is a relatively high proportion of reserve stocks in the blend as the
nose is clearly mature, offering notes of baked apple, citrus and plenty of
aged yeast-inflected nuances. I like the complexity of the rich, muscular
and full-bodied flavors that possess the same fine complexity as the nose
before terminating in a moderately dry, clean and lightly citrus-inflected
finish. This is lovely and while it's not a particularly elegant example,
it's hard to beat the complexity for the price point."
92 points, Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Oct 2018)
"The NV Brut Grande Reserve Grand Cru is soft, open-knit and
inviting, all qualities that make it hugely rewarding to drink now. Pear,
baked apple, brioche and spice overtones give the wine its racy, inviting
personality. Rich and vinous on the palate, yet refreshing, this mid-weight
Champagne has a lot to offer."
92 points, Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Jul