94 points Wine & Spirits
"This vinous Champagne’s sour-cherry flavors carry the meaty flesh and the crunchy skins of the fruit. It’s distinctly dark, yet acidity keeps it crisp, encouraging the wine’s floral scents. A concentrated 100 percent pinot noir from Bouzy, this could take on a seared New York strip steak."
92 points Wine Spectator
"A deep cranberry in color and very vinous in style, this is like red Burgundy with bubbles, offering hints of violet and graphite to the ripe black cherry and plum fruit and spice and dried thyme notes. Vibrant acidity steers this wine through to the lightly chalky finish. Enjoy this with food, perhaps duck with a fruit sauce."
Vinous Reverie Notes
The family’s collection of top terroirs and generations of leadership in championing Pinot Noir are what make wines from Domaine Vesselle such eloquent examples of Blanc de Noirs Champagnes. For nearly 300 years, the Vesselle family has been tilling the chalky soils of Bouzy and cultivating some of the village’s best-placed Pinot Noir vines. Wines from this peerless family estate combine a classic Champagne elegance with the signature power and uncompromising flavor of Pinot Noir from Bouzy. Tasting Notes: Aromas of red berries, baking spices, wildflowers, orange rind. Silky and smooth; intensely flavored. Red fruit, floral notes, light smoke. Food Pairing: Smoked ham or other charcuterie; Asian-inspired dishes (sushi in particular).