Vinous 92 points - (features a relatively low dosage of five grams per liter): Light yellow. Pungent aromas of poached pear, tangerine and toasty lees, with a stony nuance adding vivacity. Silky and expansive on the palate, offering intense citrus and orchard fruit flavors and an emerging hint of smokiness. Finishes sappy and very long, with excellent clarity and a whiplash of chalky minerals. Disgorged in September, 2013. LAH5Z.
Wine Spectator 94 points - Sleek acidity trims the sails of this otherwise rich and expansive Champagne, keeping it finely balanced and racy throughout. Flavors of roasted hazelnut, crushed blackberry, ripe apricot, honey and ginger biscuit glide on the silky palate to a saline-tinged finish. Drink now through 2029. -AN
(Dec 15 2014)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - Lemon juice yellow color. Mousse is pearl white and explosive as it boils in the glass. Very tart, steely, earthy, mineral-like bouquet is fabric-like, viny, brambly, herbal, earthy, woodsy. Taste profile features mouth-puckering, dusty dry flavors of lemon custard, lemon tart, sour white grapes, almond. (Jun 2014)