Champagne of body and spirit made by the marriage of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Straight, round, generous, the Cuvee Crayères is made on average from a dozen different wines from 4 to 5 different vintages, with 20 to 25% of wines vinified in small oak barrels, with 45 to 50% reserve wines helping to bring homogeneity. Dosage: 5g
This Champagne gold in hue with small golden highlights. The nose reveals floral and mineral notes allowing upon aeration the release of red and white fruits. The palate is fresh and generous, playing with notes of spring berries.
Eric Rodez captures the personality of Ambonnay from his very first cuvée, enticingly generous in its layered complexity of white peach, baked apple and honey, with oak contributing notes of spice. It’s supple, persistent and expressive of the sea-spray salt minerality of the village. 92/100 - Tyson Stelzer | Champagne Guide 2013-2014
From Ambonnay, equal proportions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Based on 2007 with reserve wines back to 2002. Complex, well developed nose with some honey and toast - though no obvious oak. Very firm, solid and savoury. Serious champagne. Rather Bollinger style. This champagne almost smokes a cigar! Jancis Robinson.
Floral and elegant, nice introduction to the house style. Persistent with elegant mousse this is delicious with lots of flavour and depth. Stephen Tanzer 92/100
A beautiful, luminous gold in the glass. Quince, red fruit, flowers and a sweet, balsamic character accompany hazelnut and candied peel. The palate is rich and spicy, with ginger and cinnamon toast, closing with a wonderful, salty mineral finish. Lingering apricot after swallowing.
Shellfish, Crab and Lobster