This has so many high scores we think the critics may have been fighting over the bottle. Practically half and half Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with a little Meunier for interest, this is always among the best in the world of high-value Champagne. Well-structured with a lively attack and smooth palate, the core is fresh, fleshy peaches and lemons with flowers and toast on the nose. Highly recommend!
42% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 18% Meunier from 55% estate vineyards; 16% fermented and matured in oak casks; 30% malolactic. The rise and evolution of this cuvée over the past 15 years, and particularly since the construction of its dedicated facility in 2007, has showed no sign of slowing today, as Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon continues his fanatical regime of experimenting, tweaking and refining every detail. I’ve long adored Brut Premier, a grand pinnacle and dependable bargain in the non-vintage Champagne stakes.