KPP-7

Champagne, ‘Reserve Oubliée’, Pierre Peters

Producer:
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Cote de Blancs
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

This is all a bit of a mystery, and I suppose it’ll be in terribly short supply, but—the intent was to offer an NV that was “mature but not oxidative,” and what I tasted was the “perpetual reserve” based on 2007, kept in tank an additional year, bottled in 2009 and aged on the cork. And the wine was explosive, wonderfully expressive and not “mature” but indeed tertiary; all the things you desire from Champagne but have had to age yourself. This is 2010 based, and is markedly creamy, with classy aromas, lots of jasmine; actually it’s this wine that feels “white” to me, like licking a wall of chalk. Lilies, some sense of not-exactly-coconut, some rice-like starch, enokis—a zen garden of chalk. Deg 9/2015 —Terry Theise

POS Resources

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
93+
Date:
2016-06-30