The wine is clear or pale with hints of green typical to the grape varietal of Chardonnay.
The initial aromas are bouquets of flowers and fruit which segue into notes of fresh nuts and fresh bread. On the palate, fresh white fruits and floral flavors are detected and intertwine beautifully with creamy notes.
Citrusy notes are prominent on the finish which provide a lasting impression of smoothness and freshness.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 92
"The NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Cuvee de Reserve is a gorgeous wine that captures the essence of Chardonnay in the Cote des Blancs. Pure, wiry and wonderfully expressive, the Cuvee de Reserve flows gracefully with layers of varietal fruit from start to finish. This shows superb clarity, depth and polish, particularly at the NV level." (Antonio Galloni)
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 92
"Very subtle aromas of pear, minerals, toast, smoke and earth, with a whiff of mushroom adding complexity. Very intensely flavored and spicy, with exotic flavors and superb cut. Densely packed, powerful blanc de blancs, with lovely sweetness of fruit leavened by strong but ripe acids. Finishes long, brisk and quite dry, with a bracing minerality. Very classy stuff. "
Wine Spectator (WS): 91
"In this dry Champagne, a pretty floral note wafts through the flavors of fresh quince, lemon peel, briny mineral and green plum. This is delicate and precise, with a very fine texture and lightly chalky finish. Disgorged February 2011."