Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 95 points
The 2007 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne continues to show very well, and it hasn’t evolved appreciably since I last tasted it a few months ago. Revealing a pretty bouquet of lemon oil, lily pollen, dried white flowers, blanched almonds and crushed chalk, it’s medium to full-bodied, chiseled and tensile, with excellent depth at the core, racy acids and a pure, precise and notably chalky finish. Tight-knit without being austere, it’s a very classically balanced middleweight Comtes that has a long future ahead of it.
This great 2007 vintage lives up to all expectations as soon asyou open the bottle. It is a moment to treasure. That typicalChardonnay color is there in all its sparkling, golden glorywith shimmers of green coating the constant stream of fine,delicate bubbles. It has a fine and delicate nose which combineswhite blossom and a certain minerality with general overtonesof Anjou light pear and golden raisins. Subtle hints of aniseedand smoky flavors follow this suggestion of fruit. The tasteis vibrant, with a combination of lemon and saltiness. This isimmediately followed by a sensation of complex, yet mellowfreshness creating the perfect balance between ripeness anda full-rounded flavor. It is rounded off by a long-lasting, crispfinish with hints of salted butter. This elegant wine lives up to itsreputation with its freshness, strength, minerality and mellowfruitiness. Its freshness encapsulates a certain moment in timeand promises interesting cellaring potential.