Category: Reviews

Nicolas Maillart: Chaillots Gillis 2011

Made of 100% Chardonnay from Eceuil. Straw color with an elegant effervescent and nice mousse. Complex and exciting nose of Brésilienne nuts, malt, apple jelly, mirabel, tangerines, rose grapefruit, rhubarb compote, nettle and tobacco. After swirling the glass it showed apricot pie, Chinese ginger syrup, praliné chocolate, Puligny Montrachet woody overtones and a complex minerality.
Rating category: 80-89

Lacuisse: Cosson 2007

Made of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. No dosage. Golden color with a refined effervescence and light tears on the glass.  Rich nose of lilac flowers,  dandelion, crust of Tomme de Montagne cheese, prunes, roasted lemon, candied pears, beeswax, tobacco, a whiff of young cognac, mild brown veal stock, fried onions, licorice candy, mint
Rating category: 80-89

R.H. Coutier: Millésime 2011

Made of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Dosage of 6 grams. Straw color with a very elegant effervescence and nice tears on the glass. The nose is complex, soft and very seductive and starts with brambleberry, raspberry, beeswax, pancake with Grand Marnier, tarte tatin with cinnamon, sultanas and panna cotta with complex mineral overtones of
Rating category: 80-89

R.H. Coutier: Grands Vintages (2010)

Made of 75% Pinot Poir and 25% Chardonnay. 2010 base. Dosage of 6 grams.  Light golden with a refined effervescence and creamy mousse. Very fruity nose of crunchy apples and pears, cherry, bramble, cassis, a hint of Kirsch, sweet licorice, warm chalk and gravel tones, freshly baked baguette and a hint of lobster bisque with undertones
Rating category: 80-89

André Robert: Les Jardins du Mesnil

Made of 100% Chardonnay from Le Mesnil sur Oger. 5.4 grams of dosage. Light golden with very small bubbles and a nice mousse. The nose is seductive with white summer flowers, acacia blossoms, marzipan, nougat, marshmellow, dried apricots, cooked apples, celeriac and a complex minerality on a base of citrus fruit with zests. After a
Rating category: 80-89

Philippe Dechelle: Blanc de Blancs 2008

Made of 100% Chardonnay from Brasles and Les Grands Maries à Gland. Dosage of 5 grams. Yellow golden color with fine bubbles. The first nose is what you smell in a cuverie when the grapes are fermenting, the typical smell of champagne yeasts. After swirling the glass it showed wet brioche, candied grapefruit, lemon curd,
Rating category: 66-79

Bruno Paillard: N.P.U. 2002

Made of 50% Chardonnay (Le Mesnil sur Oger, Chouilly, Oger and Chouilly) and 50% Pinot Noir (Verzenay, Mailly and Bouzy). Vinified in used oak barrels. Dosage of 3 grams. Disgorged september 2014. Lovely luminous yellow golden color with very fine streams of small bubbles and nice tears on the glass. The aroma is tremendously complex
Rating category: 90-95

Gabriel-Pagin: Millésime 2006

Made of 100% Chardonnay from Avize, Cramant and Avenay val d’Or. Dosage of 4.5 grams. Golden color with a refined effervescence and nice tears on the glass. Very intense nose of roasted lemon, apple-cinnamon, speculaas spices, heather honey, veal and game stock, verbena tea, jasmine, hibiscus. After a long time in the glass it expressed
Rating category: 80-89

Gabriel-Pagin: Brut Nature

Made of 100% Pinot Noir from Avenay Val d’Or and Mutigny. No dosage. Amber gold color with fast rising small bubbles. Intense nose of smoked Lapsang Souchong tea, apple pie, graphite, prunes, dates, raisins on rhum, straw, roasted pecans and hazelnut. After swirling the glass it showed pata negra fat and juicy greengage plums. The mouthfeel
Rating category: 80-89

Moutard: Climat de Champagne – Les Riceys

Made of 100% Pinot Noir from Les Riceys, harvest 2014. Dosage of 0.4 grams. Light golden color with fine bubbles and soft mousse. On the nose you get Golden Delicious apple, raspberry, blueberry, licorice, cake, melon, apple and cherry in syrup and mocha ice cream. The mouthfeel is soft and generous. On the palate you
Rating category: 80-89