Andre Clouet Grande Reserve Brut Champagne
Produced from 100% Pinot Noir grapes. A frothy white mousse slowly disperses to reveal a pale straw to pale gold coloured base that has a very fine and persistent bead. Ripe pear and subtle dried honey aromas are followed by some toasty lees characters with hints of strawberry and brioche as end notes. Racy and tense the palate has pear, yeast lees and citrus flavours supported by stimulating acidity with elements of delicate almond and oily baked bread on the crisp very dry finish. Aftertaste of pear, yeast lees, lightly roasted almond, citrus and baked bread.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
The NV Brut Grande Réserve emerges from the glass with layers of hazelnut, pear, spice and dried flower aromas. This rich, creamy wine impresses for its balance and sheer richness. I loved it. This is Lot L06.
Antonio Galloni - Vinous (December 2011)
The NV Brut Grand Réserve Grand Cru is a pure Pinot Noir from Bouzy. It's pure, fresh, fine and aromatic on the nose and round and delicate on the palate. The fruit-intense finish is chalky-mineral and stimulatingly fresh in its salty finesse and elegant yeastiness. Nice lemon juice flavors give an extra kick of refreshment. This is a picture-book NV Brut. No indication of disgorgement given. Tasted with Jean-François Clouet's German importer in Bremen.
Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (April 2021)