Bright straw. High-pitched and precise on the nose, displaying scents of candied citrus, jasmine, chalky minerals and quinine. Dry, nervy, incisive citrus and orchard fruit flavors show very good clarity and pick up a spicy quality with air. Finishes bright and linear, with impressive thrust and resonating florality. This taut Champagne appears to be built for the long haul.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: November/December 2011
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94
Rich and toasty, with hints of graphite and vanilla accenting brioche, poached apple and pear, almond cream and verbena. Vibrant and harmonious, with finely detailed texture and a long finish.