94 points Jeb Dunnuck
"The NV Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs Brut Obsidienne is 100% Pinot Noir and spent three years on lees. It has lots of musky white fruits, toasted bread, spice, and earthy mineral notes to go with a richer, rounded, textured style on the palate that still carries bright acidity. It should keep for a solid decade."
94 points Wine & Spirits
"The platinum-gold color barely hints at the fact that the wine is 100 percent pinot noir, grown in the chalk and clay soils of Verzenay. The floral notes of roses might, along with the the youthful power. The fruit shows off a range of earthiness, bringing to mind the skin of a fresh-dug potato, and the fuzz of an underripe peach. It’s as if the Champagne limestone had come to life in a wine that’s formidable and refreshing."
"Full bottle 1,658 g. 100% Pinot Noir. Tirage date 2 July 2015, disgorged 16 June 2020. Dosage 3 g/l.
Dense, serious, ambitious. At first the aromas are of freshly proving sourdough, then linden blossom, then lime and tamarind pickle. It has the formidable power of a drawn crossbow, the focused precision of an arrow, the grace of its flight. The bubbles are tight-knit, tiny, super-fine in impact and texture. You can taste the flowers, the lime and tamarind, the salty tang. You can taste bergamot and tea-soaked brioche and pewter and wet pepper, but really, this is a wine you feel more than taste. It's structure is everything. It's complex and layered, but it wants you to feel it, not describe it. 17.5/20 points. (TC)"