- Item #: i_377585Bottle Size: 750mlLes Chênes, a single-vineyard Champagne made of pure Chardonnay, was first bottled as a separate wine in the 1994 vintage. Laval makes it exclusively from musts with a high (for Champagne) minimum ripeness of 11 degrees. Les Chênes is a highly-regarded site located on the mid-slope along the road to Hautvillers, just to the east of the village of Cumières, and the terrain here is highly calcareous, with only about 40 centimeters of topsoil above the bedrock of chalk. The first vintage of Les Chênes yielded just 400 bottles, and today Laval’s maximum production of this wine is about 1,700 bottles, produced only in the best years and released as a Brut Nature.
- Item #: i_351801Bottle Size: 750mlWine Advocate: 90-92Vinous Media: 92 PointsDecanter: 92DECANTER 92 POINTS - "Very ripe apricot nose, which has a toasty edge despite the absence of new oak. Rich, generous and creamy on the rounded palate, but there is ample underling acidity to give tension and precision. Sleek, lightly phenolic, and very long.
WINE ADVOCATE 90 - 92 POINTS - "The 2015 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru has a powerful but well-defined bouquet with scents of wild honey, praline and citrus fruit, gaining intensity in the glass but never losing its delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp citrus fruit, nectarine and grapefruit notes, the acidity nicely judged, though the finish just needs to develop a little more persistence and depth. Otherwise, this is a fine Corton-Charlemagne that should age well over the next decade."
- Item #: i_322672Bottle Size: 750MLWine Advocate: 92WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - "The 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers reveals a beautifully defined bouquet of citrus oil, lime, toasted nuts and fresh mint—the prelude to a medium-full, glossy wine with tensile acids, excellent depth and dimension and a long, precise finish. The Vergers often has one of the cooler profiles of the Ramonet's Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Crus, and that characteristic has served it well in the warm 2015 vintage."