96 points Wine Enthusiast
"While still young, this Champagne has all the makings of greatness. Produced from grand cru vineyards, it already balances ripe white fruits with a firm structure that will age well. It’s relatively dry and has plenty of acidity, which will also aid in the longevity.." *Cellar Selection*
95 points James Suckling
"This is a solid and very dense Champagne with a phenolic and rich texture. Layers of cooked apples and light lemon rind. Brioche and light pie-crust in the aftertaste. Fresh and relatively dry aftertaste."
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2008 Brut Millésimé opens in the glass with lovely aromas of lemon oil, green apple, warm biscuits, iodine and mandarin. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and seamless, with an elegantly layered core, a fine, pinpoint mousse and racy balancing acids, concluding with a long and incipiently biscuity finish. This is a classy vintage Champagne that will develop beautiful complexity in the cellar."
93 points Wine Spectator
"A finely knit Champagne, defined by well-cut acidity that frames notes of Asian pear, white cherry, slivered almond and fleur de sel. The mousse shows a lovely creamy viscosity. Hints of citrus and spice emerge on the finish. Drink now through 2028."
"Very high acidity, pH under 3 in some cases. 50/50 Chardonnay/Pinot Noir. Dosage 8 g/l – not higher because Chef de Cave Michel Fauconnet didn’t want to hide the character of the vintage. ‘1988 was also very austere.’ Disgorged June 2018.
Greenish gold. Very fine bead. Attractive mixture of ripeness and smokiness on the nose. Extremely different from the easy 2007. Fauconnet thinks this tastes as though it’s all Chardonnay because of the austerity of the vintage. I wouldn’t actually describe it as austere. Fine-boned, rather, with lots of fruit. Tense but fine with lots to chew on. Much richer than the Blanc de Blancs. 17.5/20 points."