97pts James Suckling
A fantastic prestigious cuvée this year with a solid core of fruit that makes it so serious and structured. Like a grand cru Burgundy. Full body. Lightly chewy. Phenolic tension gives it form and beauty. This is the first year to use numbers. 55% chardonnay and 45% pinot noir. 2004, 2002 and 1999. Drink or hold.
96pts Wine Enthusiast
A grand wine, this is the 24th blend of Grand Siécle, the producer’s top cuvée. With wonderful toastiness, the Champagne from grand cru vineyards is at a perfect moment of maturity. Almonds mingle with the white fruits and acidity in perfect balance. Drink now.
91pts Wine Spectator
This round, balanced Champagne is lightly mouthwatering and creamy in texture, offering a ripe range of raisin bread, crystallized honey, dried apricot and roasted nut flavors, backed by sleek, citrusy acidity.
Brilliant in character with a fine sparkle.An intense and complex nose of slightly candied fruits, followed by aromas of fresh pastry, grilled almonds, subtle hints of honey and gingerbread.Well-rounded and developed, the wine brings a feeling of fullness while its beautiful minerality leaves an outstanding sensation of freshness. Grand Siècle offers a perfect balance between strength and delicacy.
Grand Siècle pairs with high quality produce and refined dishes, particularly "surf & turf" combinations, seafood and noble finish.