Pierre Peters Brut Cuvee de Reserve Grand Cru N.V.
“The NV Brut Cuvée de Réserve Grand Cru is fabulous. A Champagne of tension and energy, the Cuvée de Réserve has real presence, not to mention tons of class. Citrus, jasmine, mint and crushed rocks are some of the many nuances that race out of the glass. In this release, the Cuvée de Réserve has a light tropical quality that is both exotic and hugely appealing. Dosage is 7 grams per liter. Disgorged: March, 2021. Drinking window: 2021-2028. 92 points
Pierre Péters is reference point for the Côtes des Blancs and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Much of the attention naturally goes to the flagship Les Chétillons and some of the newer bottlings, like the L’Étonnant Monsieur Victor and Réserve Oubliée, but I find myself often reaching for the L’Esprit, which always conveys the essence of a vintage, but at a more approachable price. Rodolphe Péters’ Champagnes are distinguished by their combination of Mesnil tension and fruit depth. A recent magnum of the 2008 Les Chétillons showed that interplay to great effect.”
Antonio Galloni, Vinous (11/21)