A brilliant and intense pale yellow colour with a suggestion of green and flashes of lemon yellow deep in the
glass. A lively stream of tiny bubbles forms a persistent crown. The overall appearance promises a fresh and
The first impression on the nose is both warm and mineral, evocative of lemon meringue, grapefruit, peach or
pear jam, stewed quince with suggestions of the iodine character of white chalk as well as a fuller impression
like marl. As the wine breathes it releases luscious, heady aromas of jasmin, honeysuckle, poppies, roses,
acacia honey, almonds, toast,apricot, plum, orange blossom, cherries, blackberries, wild strawberries,
blackcurrant, figs, and pineapple. All this delicately highlighted by budding hints of cumin, liquorice and
Immediately supple and fresh on the palate with a soft, creamy effervescence. Next the champagne develops
a full, pulpy fruitiness underpinned by fleshy fruit acidity. The mid-palate is orchestrated by a chalky
minerality that brings boldness, as well as a touch of iodine and salt and which adds length on the tongue.
The patchwork effect on the tongue with its distinct savoury dryness balances the rich fruity maturity that is
characteristic of this vintage. Everything culminates in a full, concentrated finish marked by persistent, yet
Brut Réserve is both an approachable and generous champagne with great aromatic diversity and also an
exceptionally balanced and harmonious champagne of outstanding finesse and distinction.