|Region||France, Champagne, Reims|
Wine SpectatorA fresh, finely knit version that meshes a silky mousse and delicate acidity with a subtle flavor range, including rich hints of toasted brioche, blackberry, spun honey, lemon zest and smoked almond. A fine aperitif in terms of weight and balance, but in a slightly richer style. Drink now through 2020. 40,000 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastAttractive and floral, this is fruity with pear and red apple flavors. It is soft and full in the mouth; its creamy mousse lends just a light tang of lemon zest flavor. The finish is balanced and fruity.
Wine AdvocateThe NV Brut is an attractive, entry-level wine laced with ripe pears, hazelnuts, spices and dried flowers. An understated, floral finish makes it hard to resist a second taste. This mid-weight, accessible, beautifully balanced Champagne is best suited for drinking over the next two to three years. I especially like the way NV Brut opens up with time in the glass. This is Lot 1097B. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014.