This wine comes from vineyards in Cramant, Chouilly, Oger and Le Mesnil, all Grand Crus in the Côte des Blancs. 70% fermented in foudre with malo and 30% fermented in enamel lined tanks - this makes up 80% of the wine which is then blended with reserve wine (20%) in this case seven vintages (2009-2015) This is a perpetual reserve not a solera - this was bottled in 2016 and disgorged in July 2019
This is the most important wine from the estate and the final blend is the result of multiple tastings by Jacques and his family members. An incredible Champagne - a wonderfully uplifting and complex nose - fresh cut green apple, white flowers, the finest butter biscuits and a hint of the freshest cream you have experienced. The creaminess extends to a tactile sensation, sliced on the finish by the finest threads of acidity and an incredibly complex and moreish finale. Greatness and the staple at many three star restaurants around the world for the past 25 years.
- notes from Andrew Guard