The 2000 presents with Chardonnay elements of concentrated, dense foresty aromas intermingled with floral notes of musk rose. The Pinot noir charactericstics blend well with the chardonnay to add elements of spicy notes of pepper, licorice and espelette pepper.
The palate is treated to flavors of red currant, blackberries and blueberries which balances beautifully with a rich flavor of candied chestnuts. The harmonious blend of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir contribute to a truly complex yet majestic Champagne.
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 93
"Bright gold. Smoke-accented orchard fruits, herbs and citrus pith on the the intensely perfumed nose. Deeply pitched but lively on the palate, with very good depth to its intense pear and lemon curd flavors. The smoky note builds on the back half and carries through a long, sappy, impressively focused finish"
Wine Spectator (WS): 94
"Rich and layered, this is tightly knit, with a fine, lively bead and flavors of glazed pear and peach, ground coffee, pastry cream and kumquat. A subtle note of minerality gains momentum on the fresh finish that echoes a hint of oyster shell. Drink now through 2022. Tasted twice, with consistent notes."