JOHN GILLMAN 92 POINTS-It is not intuitive, but Benoît Marguet always prefers to make his Rosé bottlings from a
predominance of Chardonnay, with his Shaman 16 version composed of fully ninety-six percent
Chardonnay, with the remainder still red wine made from Pinot Noir. The vins clairs for this
bottling spent a bit longer in cask than is generally customary in Champagne, as they were not
bottled up for the second fermentation until August of 2017, and the wine was disgorged in April
of 2019. It is showing beautifully out of the blocks, offering up a pure and complex bouquet of
tangerine, blood orange, bread dough, chalky soil tones and a topnote of dried flowers. On the
palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and very elegant in profile, with a fine core, excellent soil
signature, refined mousse and lovely focus and grip on the long and perfectly balanced finish.
First class Rosé. 2019-2040+."