95 points Decanter
"Lovely classy green-gold colour shouts Chardonnay. Minerals, chalk, a hint of spices, and fine, fine tension in the mouth. Moreish and complete, a fine long wine..."
94 points Vinous
“Powerful, resonant and beautifully textured in the glass. This is the Larmandier-Bernier style at its best. Almond, dried flower, lemon confit, chamomile and mint are all laced together in a super-expressive, resonant Champagne that is firing on all cylinders today. Ample and enveloping, the Longitude is a wine of pure and total class. Longitude is taken from chalk and limestone-rich sites in Vertus, Cramant and Oger that sit at the same longitude. Of these, only Vertus is a 1er Cru village, as Cramant and Oger are both Grand Crus.”
"This is a touch more full bodied than the Latitude cuvée, even though it is also 100% Chardonnay. There are some more evolved notes yet this remains very elegant and long. Chiselled but with softer edges. All the fruit here comes from the village of Vertus, as well as the grand crus of Avize, Cramant, Chouilly and Oger. Longitude reflects the character and finesse of these chalky soils.’ The disgorgement date can be found lasered into the glass of each bottle (but I learnt this only after the tasting …).
Appley nose and very lively and perky. Not cheap! But really vital and with more zest than many a grande marque. 17/20 points."
Vinous Reverie Notes
100% Chardonnay. Vineyards: Vineyards are located in Vertus, Oger, Avize, Cramant, which form a line close to the 4th meridian. Winemaking: 60% base wine hand harvested in 2013 blended with one third reserve with from 2004-2021 vintages. Wild yeast fermentation in casks, large wooden foudre and stainless steel followed by lees aging with ba^tonnage for one year. Secondary fermentation and further aging on the lees for over two years. Disgorged 6 months prior to release.