90 Points | International Wine Cellar , November 2012
Light yellow. Fresh, mineral- and floral-accented aromas and flavors of lemon curd, orange and green apple. Racy and precise, with excellent finishing clarity and cut. In an uncompromising style that I really like but I can imagine that some will find this Champagne too austere.
92 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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4.7 out of 5 stars
Hard to imagine a better BdB - it's a pure, mineral laden, lemon citrus smelling bubbly elixir. World Class.
One of the best bottles of Champagne I've had. We had this to celebrate a big event and could not have chosen much better. Went well with a light meal and was just as good on its own later. Had a small piece of Delice de Bourgone cheese which was a perfect match to finish dinner.
Enjoyed this bottle along with 5 others this New Year's eve. Four of us rated it number one or two. Our other favorite was was Moet et Chandon Nectar Imperial. Both are bubbly, slightly sweet, with limited bouquet but wonderful fruity overtones. Fantastic!
This Champagne was the centerpiece for my 25th wedding anniversary celebration. Clean and delicious with excellent fruit a nd finish. Apple notes.
This was a perfect foil for the great deserts at Papa Haydn's in Portland. Brioche, pears, and a nice nuttiness on the nose. Wonderful flavors of lemon and minerals burst on the palate. If you are a fan of crunchy wines, you will love this! Slightly bitter (in a good way) lemon zest finish. Simply terrific!
Sorry to be redundant, 5 Stars!
Very, very few wines are true class "A" wines. This one is. We had this at Pif tonight in Philadelphia paired with the first 3 courses of David Ansill's 7 course tasting menu. The cuvee prestige works well with more delicate dishes although the last glass surprisingly held its own against the robust flavored escargot with pernod. This wine is a bargain in the exalted realm of luxury cuvee Champagne!
by Wine me?
Thanks for the great recommendation. It is worth the extra money over the blanc de blanc for that special occasion. Laser-like wine. Just fantastic.
the best champagne I have ever had - worth every penny
Always keep a bottle on hand.
This is a great champagne that helps you find a reason to celebrate!
Don't drink Clicquot anymore!
by Stephane Castera
I loved Diebolt-Vallois ever since I started working in the Philly restaurant scene. First at Le Bec-Fin and then, at the Four Seasons, the wine is balanced, the length is long and the finish is superb.
p.s. also try the Fleur de Passion from Diebolt-Vallois, a truly great wine.
Served at Le Bec Fin's NYE Bash
by Edward Murray
Pale gold with persistent stream of small bubbles. 100% chardonnay all from Grand Cru Cramant grapes. Aromas of green apples, minerals and citrus. Quite complex, wonderful mouthfeel.
This is among my the top 5 lifetime wine experiences.
Cuvee Prestige is a well rounded wine.
My Favorite Champagne
This wine is a stone classic. Take the advice of the winemaker and chill the wine slowly (water up to the shoulder of the bottle and about "half a tray of ice - American" - 6 cubes). Beautiful, complex, subtle aromas with a lush, vibrant texture. One of the finest Champagnes you'll ever try. Grand Cru fruit from Diebolt's holdings in Cramant (Chardonnay).
Champagne-making is the highly refined art of blending base wines into a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. These component wines come from different grape varieties (the white grape Chardonnay and the red varieties Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) and from different villages and vineyards. And because only four or five harvests per decade... Read More »
The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed... Read More »
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