Category: Ratings

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

R.H. Coutier: Henri III (2010-2009)

Made of 100% Pinot Noir from Ambonnay. Blend of vintages 2010 (60%) and 2009 (40%). Dosage 4 grams. Intense light golden color with a perfectly refined effervescence and nice tears on the glass. Complex and layered nose of blueberry, baked apple, wax, candied ginger, quince marmalade, orange chutney, angelica root, coconut slices, saucisson and crème
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: Terre du Mesnil 2011

Made of 100% Chardonnay from Le Mesnil sur Oger. Dosage 6.5 grams. Light golden with a hint of gray and an elegant effervescence. At first the nose was austere with lots of green notes of fern, tomato plant, Thaï basilicum and spiced notes of dried mushrooms, turmeric and old mimolette cheese. The fruit seemed muted.
Rating category: 66-79

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