Category: Ratings

Fleury: Blanc de Noirs (base 2011)

Made of 100% Pinot Noir. Light golden color with a refined effervence and a nice mousse. Seductive nose of fresh figs, ripe mango, lychee, sweet honeysuckle and fresh notes of sea breeze and cucumber. After a longer while in the glass you get more pronounced lychee, ripe yellow cherries, a hint of mulberry and acacia honey.
Rating category: 80-89

Déhu, Benoît: Initiation

Made of 75% Pinot Meunier and 25% Pinot Noir. No dosage. Straw color with a lovely mousse and pinprick bubbles. The nose is fresh, airy and linear with crunchy apples, rhubarb, caraway seeds, orange with zest, white raspberry, kafir lime leaf, cactus juice, crispy pistolet bread, chinese white tea, smoke and a complex minerality. The
Rating category: 80-89

Bénard, Laurent: Vibrato 2011

Made of 40% Pinot Meunier, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay. 2 grams of dosage.  Complex and seductive nose of cherry, papaya, overripe starfruit, freshly roasted coffee, rosehip, incense, dried mushrooms and a rich, nutty, caramelized and complex Palo Cortado sherry.  Swirling the glass revealed patisserie, meringue, old milolette cheese, iodine and intense minerality. It has an
Rating category: 80-89

Bénard, Laurent: Vendange 2011

Made of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Pinot Meunier. Dosage 2 grams. Fruity nose of quince, blueberries, ripe pear together with sourdough, incense, green cardamom and a saline minerality. After a while in the glass Chatreuse spices like gentian and angel root came forward together with tropical overtones of papaya, passionfruit and warmth of clove
Rating category: 80-89

Benard, Laurent: La Clé des 7 Arpents (2014)

Made of 66% Pinot Meunier, 17% Pinot Noir and 17% Chardonnay. Harvest 2014. 2 grams of dosage. First nose is very yeasty with bakery yeast, sourdough and overtones of Boskoop, red apples and apple fritter with a hint of brett gueuze beer and mushrooms shining through. With some air you get unripe mirabel plums, cinnamon, honey,
Rating category: 66-79

Colin: Prôles et Chétivins 2005

Made of 100% Chardonnay from old vines from lieu-dit “Prôles et Chétivins” in Vertus. Dosage of 1 grams. Light golden color with very fine fast raising bubbles. The nose is surprisingly mineral and dynamic with chalkstone, mimolette, dried honey, Earl grey tea with bergamot, acacia flowers and a green overtone of fern. Swirling the glass
Rating category: 80-89Colin

Colin: Enjoleuse 2007

Made of 100% Chardonnay from Vertus. Dosage of 7 grams. Light golden color with a refined effervescence and creamy mousse. On the nose you get first typical champagne yeastiness, acacia honey, bréslienne nuts and bread followed by mimosa, lilac flowers and sweet fruity notes of golden delicious apple, ripe apricot and candied grapefruit. The mouthfeel
Rating category: 66-79Colin

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