Category: 90-95

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

Gosset-Brabant: Gabriël 2008

Made of 85% Pinot Noir from Aÿ and 15% Chardonnay from Chouilly. Light golden color with a perfect effervescence and soft mousse. Rich, noble and exciting nose carried by the Pinot Noir with bramble berry,  guava, white bread, freshly mown cereals, marzipan and lovely floral overtones of almond blossom and hawthorn. After a while it became
Rating category: 90-95

Moutard: 6 cépages Rosé 2010

Made of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Arbanne and Petit Meslier with about 10% rouge de Buxueil added. Brut nature. The color is gold with red-copper reflections, hardly rose but very luxurious and reminds me of a young Roederer Cristal rosé. The nose is very seductive – you just want to dive in
Rating category: 90-95

Benoit Dinvaut: Extra-Brut Meunier

Made of 100% Pinot Meunier from harvest 2011. Dosage is 1.7 grams. Deep copper gold color with very fine bubbles and a soft mousse. The nose starts of very yeasty with old Comté, Tomme de Montagne followed by candied grapefruit, armagnac, bread pudding, raisins, cinnamon, cloves, dried cherries, pruneaux liqueur, deep malt, almond oil, pinecone,
Rating category: 90-95

Ployez-Jacquemart: Liesse d’Harbonville (vertical 2000-1999-1998-1995)

  Liesse d’Harbonville 2000 The vintage 2000 has a lovely golden color with perfect pinprick bubbles and nice tears on the glass. Incredibly rich nose of white truffle, nectarine, fig, smoke, wax, Comté fruité and marzipan with orange blossom. After a while in the glass you get tarte tatin, passion fruit, gunpowder tea and freshly
Rating category: 90-95

Vincent Charlot: Fruit de ma Passion 2012

Made of 55% Pinot Meunier, 40% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Noir. Disgorged November 2016. Fermented and aged in oak Bordeaux barrels. No filtration, no fining and with natural occuring yeasts. Dosage 4.5 grams. Light golden color with a refined effervescence and a soft mousse. Very seductive and complex nose of dried apricot, white peach, puff pastry,
Rating category: 90-95

Jestin: Vintage 2007

Hervé Jestin is one of Champagne’s most influential winemakers. Many growers and houses make an appeal to his knowledge and philosophy. Cuvée Jestin is the result of a bond with Vincent Laval from Cumières and David Leclapart from Trépail. The cuvée Jestin 2007 is a very rich wine and unique in its kind. It’s made
Rating category: 90-95

Thiénot: La Vigne aux Gamins 2005

Thienot’s La Vigne aux Gamins is a single vineyard cuvée made of 100% Chardonnay from parcel “La Vigne aux Gamins” in Avize. I’ve tasted several vintages including a shy 2002 and a spectacular Meursault-ish 2001 but the 2005 stole my heart. The 2005 has a lovely old golden color with a mild effervescence.The nose is
Rating category: 90-95

Drappier: Millésime d’Exception 2006

After tasting a marvelous 2010 Millésime d’Exception I had great expectations for the 2006. Made of 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay. 50% of the wines are vinified in oak foudres. 5,4 grams of dosage. This dosage has been aged in oak cuves coming from Limoux. This wine has a lovely golden color with a
Rating category: 90-95

Drappier: Millésime d’Exception 2010

This wine is standing in the shadow of the famous cuvée Grande Sendrée but for me this is one of Drappier’s best wine. Made of 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay. 50% of the wines are vinified in oak foudres. 5,4 grams of dosage. This dosage has been aged in oak cuves coming from Limoux.
Rating category: 90-95