The NV Blanc de Blancs Cuv?e de R?serve is such a gorgeous wine. Bright, mineral and savory, with attractive tropical accents, the Cuv?e de R?serve offers striking nuance and tons of class. This release is based on 2016, with reserve wines that go back to 1988. Partially blocked malolactic fermentation helps preserve a measure of freshness, but what impresses most is the wine's total sense of balance. For readers who want to know what the C?;te des Blancs is all about, without spending the money for an elite cuv?e, this is the place to start. In a word: impressive.

Josh Reynolds - Vinous Media (92)