Pierre Peters Brut Cuvee Speciale Les Chetillons 2016


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“The 2016 Brut Cuvée Spéciale Les Chetillons is gorgeous. Light on its feet and intensely aromatic, the 2016 is an absolute delight. Dried lemon peel, almond, crushed flowers, tropical fruit and chamomile all grace this super-expressive Chétillons. Light inflections of botrytis linger. Slightly forward aromas and flavors suggest the 2016 will be an early-drinking Chétillons, but I doubt that will be an issue for most readers. If anything, the 2016 shows the kind of complexity that usually only comes with time. It’s a fine effort in a challenging vintage. Disgorged: November 2022. Dosage is 4 grams per liter. Drink: 2024-2031. 93 points

It’s always a pleasure to taste with Rodolphe Péters, as his enthusiasm is palpable. The estate is still a construction zone, but there has been significant progress. As for the wines, I was especially taken with the 2017 and 2016-base Champagnes. Both vintages had more than their share of challenges, and yet the wines are strong. I also tasted the 2015 Les Chétillons. Two thousand-fifteen was a challenging vintage here from the start, so it is not a surprise that the Chétillons shows some of the signatures of a year where the wines often have some vegetal notes.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (05/23)