Category: Coutier, RH

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

Coutier, René-Henri: cuvée Henri III 2004

[English] «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Made of 100% Pinot Noir. Gold color with small bubbles.Very vinous nose, with bramble, redcurrant, quince, marc/fine de Champagne,  straw, chicory root, dried honey and marzipan (with orange blossom). The wine also shows a lot of florality. Medium-full body. On the palate: pronounced quince, marc, bramble vanilla, cornflakes,
Rating category: 90-95

Coutier, René-Henri: cuvée Henri III 2002

[English] «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Made of 100% Pinot Noir. Medium yellow-gold with vigorous column of medium bubbles. Aroma of toast, rosewater, citrus, butter, hazelnut and chalk with a very faint oak presence. Beautiful round, almost fleshy texture. On the palate: citrus fruits, yeast, quince, mango, oriental spices and faint hints of grilled
Rating category: 90-95

Coutier, René-Henri: Millesime 2004

[English]  «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Made of 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay. Disgorged 4th quarter 2011. Thick, heady mousse with robust column of medium-sized bubbles. The complex nose shows refined yeast and minerality with faint notes of grapefruit, plum and Marc de Champagne. On the palate: smoke, caramel, red fruit, plum and
Rating category: 80-89

Coutier, René-Henri: Rosé

[English] «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Made of 52% Chardonnay and 48% Pinot noir with 16-18% still wine added. Disgorged 2009. The pinot noir is definately shining through with woodland strawberry and red currant together with blood orange, licorice and minerality. The mouthfeel is creamy and fleshy. On the palate we have red fruit (raspberry
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Coutier, René-Henri: Brut Vintage

[English] «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Disgorged January 2012. Caution: Although the wine is called “Vintage”, it is actually a Non-vintage,  made of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. Rich medium-gold color with vigorous small bubbles. Nose of bramble, cherry, hazelnut, bread dough, chalk and forest floor with a touch of cognac. The mouthfeel
Rating category: 80-89

Coutier, René-Henri: Brut Tradition

[English]  «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Disgorged February 2012. Made of 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay. The aroma seemed rather closed, with evidence of bramble, seaspray and chalk. The wine opens up after a while and shows ripe citrus fruits with hints of redcurrant confiture. The mouthfeel is creamy. On the palate: Bramble,
Rating category: 66-79

Coutier, René-Henri: Blanc de Blancs

[English] «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Disgorged 12/2011. Made of 100% Chardonnay. Faintly autolytic nose with hints of linden blossom, Granny Smith, lemon and minerality. On palate, the citrusy attack segues to creamy autolytics, with white peach, golden apple, gooseberry and daisy. Medium-plus finish, medium-plus complexity. An interesting Blanc de Blancs from Ambonnay terroir.
Rating category: 66-79