Vazart-Coquart Brut Reserve Blanc de Blancs
Wine SpectatorFresh and floral, this fine, aperitif-style Champagne offers a creamy mousse and delicate flavors of Gala apple and white raspberry, with hints of pastry dough, candied lemon zest and graphite on the finish. Disgorged December 2014. Drink now through 2018. 6,000 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastClose to Epernay and on the cusp of the Chardonnay-dominated Côte des Blancs, this producer has Grand Cru holdings in the village of Chouilly. Those vines have produced a wine that balances mineral-laced fruit with a soft aftertaste. Young and with apple flavors, it's great now but will continue to develop in the cellar. Drink from 2018.
Wine AdvocateThe NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Reserve is very pretty in a generous expression of ripe pears and melon. Medium in body, the wine shows terrific balance and a long, refined finish. Disgorgement date: unknown. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014.