The bubbles are very fine, with a persistent bead of foam, fueled by an intense effervescence. Great finesse, freshness, floral (lime) and fruity (citrus) notes. Lively attack, development all in freshness and delicacy. Fruity notes (white peach, pear, lemon, grapefruit), honey, breadcrumbs. Final on a hint of fresh almond. Good length in the mouth. Experts describe it as a typical Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs.
This comes from all three communes where Lilbert farms vines. Typically it is made with three consecutive vintages and is aged on its lees for a minimum of three years beginning in April following the harvest. It's also made entirely from the first pressing; Bertrand's second press juice for all three cuvées is sold to Moët. Annual production is 1,650 cases.
92pts Wine Enthusiast
"Grand cru grapes from the Côte des Blancs give this Champagne great intensity and texture. While the bottling is still a little young, it does have hints of the richness of maturity that will shine through the white fruits and lemon flavors." - RV