91 Points Robert Parker
The NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru is elegance personified. Smoke, minerals, chalk and pears emerge as this generous yet subtle wine opens up in the glass. Sweet floral notes develop with air, but minerality is this wine’s calling card, particularly on the finish, which is incredibly elegant and refined. Simply put, this is gorgeous juice. The NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru is 60% 2005 wine, with the addition of 40% reserve wines from 2004 and 2002. Though labeled premier cru, only the fruit from Vertus is premier, all of the fruit from Cramant, Avize and Oger is grand cru. This bottling was aged in stainless steel and bottled with 4 grams of dosage. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2013.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Antonio Galloni. December, 2008
93 Points Tyson Stelzer
Sourced exclusively from the same ‘Latitude’ of the generous terroir of southern Vertus , this is intentionally a less mineral, easy to drink blanc de blancs. The first disgorgement of the excellent 2012 base vintage is very tight, focused and textural at this young age. It encapsulates the freshness of youthful Vertus chardonnay in its grapefruit, apple and pear characters , while building great textural presence of chalk minerality and lees-derived mouthfeel, culminating in a long finish of biscuity complexity and beautiful acid line.
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