92pts Wine Enthusiast
With a fine sense of maturity, this is rich, toasty, full-bodied and concentrated. It is a Champagne with weight, showing pink grapefruit, melon and green plum flavors inside an intense texture. At the end, acidity combines with a fine toasty flourish.
91pts Wine Spectator
Delicate acidity is finely woven with a minerally base note and flavors of blackberry, blanched almond, pineapple and pastry in this subtle Champagne. Displays lovely texture and a long, mouthwatering finish of ground spice. Drink now through 2017.
An expressive nose of lemon, green apple and soft baked bread nuances leads to a very rich and full-flavored mid-palate as the relatively high proportion of pinot noir is definitely evident. There is ample mousse and when coupled with the marked pinot character it combines to create a distinctive Champagne of excellent depth if not necessarily great refinement. This could easily be enjoyed now or held for another few years first.
Made from 100% Grand Cru grapes, of which 65% Pinot Noir from Aÿ and Verzenay and 35% Chardonnay from Avize and Cramant, the Brut is an intoxicating blend of 70% of the most recent vintage with 30% reserve wine, matured 24 to 36 months in our cellars. With 9 g/L dosage and 3 to 5 months rest between disgorgement and shipping, the Lallier Brut features a fine golden-yellow color and delicate buttery brioche aromas with hints of apricot and crusty bread. With its creamy mouthfeel, incredible balance, and remarkable minerality, this Brut represents a truly remarkable value.
Champagne NM : Négociant Manipulant