Wine Spectator 91 points - Marzipan, fennel seed and cognac notes accent this rich and creamy blanc de blancs, along with yellow plum, pastry dough and pickled ginger flavors, layered with well-meshed, vibrant acidity. Disgorged July 7, 2013. Drink now through 2019. 750 cases made.-AN
(Nov 30 2014)
Vinous 91 points - The NV Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru is another of the softer, slightly more forward wines in the range, largely owing to a blend based on 2006. Hazelnut, wild flowers, honey, smoke, mint and dried pear notes are laced together in a caressing, expressive Champagne built on texture. The creamy, resonant finish is particularly of note. This release is based on 2006, with the addition of 16% 2005 reserve wines. Disgorged May 21, 2014. Dosage is 7 grams per liter.
This Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs cuvee comes from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, and was aged in tanks for 6 months, including 4 months sur-lies.
|Pascal and his wife Laure own and operate this fabulous small grower Champagne domaine in the town of Vertus, located near Avize. The Doquet’s Champagnes are made entirely from their 15 hectares (2.5 Grand Cru / 12.5 Premier Cru) which are all farmed organically and hand harvested. The vines are planted at 7500 vines per hectare and the ages range from 7-71 years of age, with an average of 28 years old.
In the Cellar the wines ferment in both tank and cask before being bottled to under go secondary fermentation where they are allowed to rest on their lees for a minimum of 2 years but often up to 3 before disgorgement; much longer than the law requires. This technique and patience allows for the wines to develop richness and depth.