Powerful, wielding its whole-grain bread, nut and graphite aromas and flavors with aplomb. Open rather than dense, despite its weight, richness and well-integrated structure. Fine length leaves you wanting more. Drink now through 2009. 35 cases imported. #8211;BS
Wine Advocate #192 （2010-12-23）
The NV Brut Cuvee Reserve is also 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from Verzenay and Verzy, but here the fruit comes from the estate’s oldest vines, with an age in excess of 60 years. The Cuvee Reserve shows wonderful richness and depth in its broad-shouldered, expansive frame. It is a wine that needs to be opened well in advance and that will drink at its finest at the dinner table. Personally, I find the Grand Cru more interesting, but readers who prefer a more muscular style of Champagne will gravitate towards the Cuvee Reserve. Either way, it’s hard to go wrong. Lallement gave the Reserve 4 grams of dosage. This is Lot L01, disgorged April 21st, 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2015. This is a superb set of Champagnes from Lallement. The wines are fermented with ambient yeasts and are neither filtered nor cold-stabilized prior to bottling. All of the wines undergo malolactic fermentation.