92/100 Punkte Falstaff Weinguide 2017/18 Mittleres Gelb, Silberreflexe. Feines anhaltendes Mousseux. Mit einem Hauch von Brioche unterlegte reife gelbe Fruchtnuancen von Apfel und Mango, ein Hauch von Honig unterlegt. Saftig, gute Komplexität, feine Fruchtsüße, lebendig strukturiert, mineralischer Nachhall, trinkanimierender Stil, ein vielseitiger Speisenbegleiter.
91/100 Punkte Robert Parker, 28th Oct 2016 I tasted two vintages of a wine that was traditionally called Brut Nature, but as all of their Cavas are Brut Nature, it was renamed in 2008 to terroirs, starting with the 2010 Terrers. It is the product of a myriad of their own vineyards in the Alt Penedès zone. By 2010, they were already applying biodynamic preparations and left a cover crop to compensate a wet season. It's a blend of 52% Xarello, 44% Macabeo and 4% Parellada with some 9% of the wine matured in barrel for a short period of time. This is the only wine where they use Parellada grapes, which have been reduced more and more, because they believe it needs higher altitude than where they were in their vineyards. This is open, aromatic and developed, with balsamic notes, even hints of camphor, yeasts and smoke. The palate is soft and creamy, quite balanced, with integrated acidity. It was disgorged after 61 months in bottle. They went biodynamic in 2009 and this is the first v
90/100 Punkte Robert Parker Dec 2013 The non-vintage Franciacorta Brut is a very ripe expression with loads of yellow fruit and apricot that add immediate lift and intensity. The mouthfeel is broad and thick with loads of deep texture and creamy intensity on the finish. This elegant Franciacorta Brut (80-20 Chardonnay and Pinot Nero) delivers a soft and expansive interpretation of this premium Italian sparkling wine territory.
91/100 Punkte Robert Parker Dec 2013 The non-vintage Franciacorta Radijan Brut Rose is a mature and creamy rose sparkler that exhibits an amber-pink color and pretty orange highlights. The wine carries its aromatic weight with grace: ripe peach, melon and baked bread are framed by chalk and finely chiseled lines. A spot of exotic spice or nutmeg colors the fresh, delicately foaming finale. This bottle was disgorged in April 2013. Drink: 2014-2018.
91+/100 Punkte Robert Parker May 2017 The 2011 Franciacorta Brut Nature shows spicy fizz and steely perlage in the mouth. The wine's energy activates all your tastebuds. The bouquet is subdued in comparison, although it does flow smoothly with lemon custard, tangerine skin and a drying touch of crushed oyster shell. This is a refreshing and tonic Metodo Classico Italian sparkler with the fruity opulence that comes from a warm vintage.
92/100 Punkte Wine Spectator, November 15, 2017 This bright and zesty Champagne is lightly juicy and appealing, offering flavors of Honeycrisp apple, ripe white cherry, biscuit and pickled ginger. Balanced and lacy in texture, with a lingering, spiced finish. Drink now through 2022.
93/100 Punkte Robert Parker, June 2016 The NV Arpège Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru is 100% Chardonnay based on 2010 (62%) and 2011 (38%), tirage in March 2012 and disgorgement in January 2015 with 4.5 grams of dosage. There is pure chalk and freshness on the nose, with white and intense fruit, as well as a yeasty Jura-like character. On the palate, this is a very complex and highly mineral Champagne with great purity, finesse, elegance and character. There is a lot of mineral grip and great complexity.
92/100 Punkte Vinous, November 2014 The NV Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Arpège is a gorgeous, sculpted Champagne built on precision. Crushed rocks, slate, green pears and citrus jump from the glass as this vibrant Champagne shows off its tense, pulsating personality. This is a gorgeous Champagne from Pascal Doquet. The Arpège is a blend of 2010 (19%), 2009 (50%) and 2008 (31%). Disgorged February 7, 2014. Dosage is 4 grams per liter.
90/100 Punkte Robert Parker, June 2016 Based on 2011 (59%) and 2012 (41%), the salmon-colored NV Anthocyanes Rosé Premier Cru is an assemblage of barrel-fermented Pinot Noir (67%) and Chardonnay (33%) from Vertus, de Bergères and Mont Aimé. Disgorged after three years in July 2015 with five grams of dosage, this is a full-bodied, round, intense and very elegant Rosé with great finesse and a persist finish. Serve with food.
92/100 Punkte Vinous, January 2015 Light orange. High-pitched aromas of dried cherry, pungent herbs and oyster shell, with a strong mineral overtone. Dry and precise on the palate, offering lively red fruit and bitter blood orange flavors and a subtle touch of smokiness. Finishes firm, minerally and very long, leaving energetic strawberry and orange pith notes behind.
93/100 Punkte Robert Parker, June 2016 The NV Diapason Grand Cru Le Mesnil sur Oger is an intensely yellow-colored assemblage of Chardonnay from the vintages 2006 (84%) and 2005 (16%). Bottled in April 2007 and disgorged in January 2015 with a dosage of five grams (Extra-Brut), this is a clear, fresh and pure, yet ripe and intensely chalky flavored cuvée; it has lemon flavors on the nose. Medium-bodied, remarkably fresh and elegant on the palate, this Grand Cru exhibits a great mineral complexity and firm structure in the finish. Very good length with grip and tension. An impressive Blanc de Blancs.
94/100 Punkte Wine Spectator Dec 15, 2016 Very minerally on the nose, with brine and smoke accents leading to flavors of cassis, mandarin orange peel and dried white cherry on the buoyant, creamy mousse. Bright and harmonious, with a rich, lasting finish of toast, chopped hazelnut and spice. Disgorged May 2015. Drink now through 2028. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
93/100 Punkte James Suckling October 2017 A step up on the previous release (2006), this has good punchy, assertive and focused style to it with ripe lemons and peach fruits, some blueberry pastry, plenty of autolysis and honey. The palate's smooth and dense, has impressive phenolic shape and drive, and balances neatly through the finish. Drink now and for 5+ years.
94/100 Punkte Robert Parker Oct 2016 The 2005 Reserva Particular de Recaredo was disgorged after 119 months in the bottle with the lees. This cuvée is a blend of 55% Xarello and 45% Macabeo from vineyards exceeding 50 years of age. All vineyards are organically and biodynamically farmed. The Xarello fermented in oak barrels and the base wine was put to referment in bottle with a cork stopper. This wine wants to keep the traditional blend of approximately same amounts of Xarello and Macabeo, which is more accessible and open, more aromatic than a pure Xarello. It might have had a little reduction, mineral perhaps, reminiscent of the diesel tones found in some Riesling. There are subtle smoke notes, yeasts, bread dough and baked brioche, incredibly subtle and elegant. 2005 was a warm and ripe year, but this wine is balanced and fresh, with a powerful palate and very tasty, with lively acidity that makes you salivate.
95/100 Punkte Robert Parker Jun 2015 It's difficult to live up to the 2001, and even more in a torrid vintage, but still the 2003 Turó d'en Mota is a superb effort, a real triumph over the conditions of the vintage. Fine bakery aromas, faintly smoky, perfumed with some balsamic aromas of camphor and petrol, but no traces of heat anywhere. The wine was disgorged after more than 10 years in contact with the lees and no matter how elegant this is, it has the clear signature of the place and wouldn't be mistaken for Champagne. It's clearly a very elegant Cava, but showing its rustic side, the character of the place where the pure Xarello grows on the old vines planted on very chalky soils. Really lovely, tasty Cava, superb, not only in the context of the vintage, but also in the context of all sparkling wines in the world! 3,378 bottles produced.