#53 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010
50% of the base wines used for the Brut Réserve 1er Cru are at least three years old. The current assemblage is 50% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Meunier and 15% Chardonnay.
"This refined bubbly balances rich flavors of fruitcake, honeycomb and lemon curd with bright citrusy acidity and a hint of smoky mineral. Lithe and lively, with a spiced finish. Drink now through 2016."
"The NV Brut Premier Cru Reserve is simply gorgeous in its rich, broad expression of fruit. The wine reveals a wonderful smokiness along with notes of Pinot and tons of Verzenay character in a focused, energetic finish. This is an exceptionally polished, complete wine. NV Brut is 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier. Disgorged: Summer, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2013. "
The Wine Advocate
"Light yellow, with a slow bead. Deep, minty cherry and orange on the nose, with subtle floral and mineral qualities adding complexity. Broad and lush, offering a suave array of rich orchard and pit fruit flavors, finishing with excellent persistence and surprising freshness. A powerful and ripe but fresh style, with great appeal for fans of richness and weight."
International Wine Cellar