(From 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.
(From NV Vintage) A beautiful gold color. The bubbles are persistent, fine and regular. The nose is pleasant, made very elegant by the large amount of Chardonnay. The Brut Souverain is sharp, well balanced and harmonious on the palate.
Wine & Spirits(From 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(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/1998
Robert Parker(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/01/2008
Wine Enthusiast(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 00/00/0