KPP-7

Champagne, ‘Reserve Oubliée’, Pierre Peters

cépage 100% Chardonnay

assemblage Perpetual reserve, 2011 base
(prolonged maturation: 18 months in tank on semi fine lees)

info/source Côte des Blancs Grand Cru

malo yes, 90%

élevage Stainless steel, oak cask and concrete on fine lees

sur latte 60+ months

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 “maturebut not oxidative,” and what I tasted was the “perpetual reserve” based on 2007, kept in tank an additional year.  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 2011 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 1/2017 —Terry Theise

POS Resources

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
93+
Date:
2016-06-30