(NV Vintage) This rich Champagne offers notes of roasted hazelnut, brioche and smoke, layered with vibrant acidity and a fine mousse to create an overall sense of finesse. The bright hints of black currant, poached quince, pickled ginger and licorice are fresh and juicy, lingering on the finish.
Wine & Spirits(NV Vintage) Light yellow with a delicate bead. Smoky pear, quince and orange on the nose, with faint yeastiness adding depth. Brisk and dry, displaying finely etched orchard fruit flavors and a jolt of bitter lime zest on the back end. The clean, focused, firm finish repeats the smoky note. I like this wine's finesse.
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/1998
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/01/2008
Wine Enthusiast(2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 00/00/0