KPP-1A

Champagne, ‘Cuvee Reserve’, Pierre Peters

cépage 100% Chardonnay
assemblage 50% 2012, 50% Reserve from 1988, 1990, 1993 and
1995-2008 (a perpetual reserve system)
info/source Les Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Avize and Cramant
malo Yes
élevage Stainless Steel and Concrete on fine lees
sur latte 24+ Months

Producer:
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Cote de Blancs
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

We’re just finishing up the ’12-based wine, which will soon be superseded by the even more amazing ’13, which is the best “basic” NV in the offering this year and one of the best anywhere in Champagne.  I remember tasting the still wines of 2013 and wondering where those aromas and flavors could possibly have come from.  Please let me remind you, this wine is made by the “perpetual reserve” method, which is similar but not identical to a solera.  Thus, the current wine is 50% 2013 and 50% the previous blend, which in turn was 50% ’12 and 50% of the blend before that, including 1988, ‘90 ‘93 and 1995 through 2012.This wine has a fantastic aroma, stunningly complex and floral and like really good cheesecake; the palate is by far the best since the 2008-base, and punches absurdly above its weight. Deg 11/2015, believe me, I don’t need to hype this—we’re already oversold. Just be glad for any bottle you get. —Terry Theise

POS Resources

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
91
Date:
2013-12-24

Spectator

Score:
92
Date:
2016-09-14

Tanzer

Score:
92
Date:
2013-12-20