75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay from 35- to 40-year-old vines; 100% grand cru. Crushed almonds over a peach tart and a touch of cherry juice show in the wine's complex perfumes. Fresh ginger and lemon zest are lively on the palate, with savory notes of lemon butter and toast adding complexity and depth. A remarkably fresh yet profound "basic" brut that is leagues above many other comparable bottles.
"The NV Brut Tradition Grand Cru possesses gorgeous warmth and openness in a radiant, broad-shouldered style that is impossible to resist. Deep and textured through to the finish, the Tradition Grand Cru combines richness and minerality with notable finesse. Spice and smoke nuances add complexity on the dazzling finish. The Brut Tradition Grand Cru spent 36 months on its lees prior to being disgorged in July, 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2011-20118."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright gold. An exotic bouquet calls forth peach pit, pear skin, chamomile and vanilla, with a spicy topnote. Fleshy, expansive and deeply pitched orchard and pit fruit flavors gain energy with air, picking up notes of lemon pith and licorice. Closes broad and long, with resonating spiciness and very good punch."
International Wine Cellar