97pts James Suckling
A creamy and refined 2004 with a very reserved and tight palate of ultra fine tannins that lend the wine beautiful creaminess and finesse. Subtly floral, offering lightly cooked apples and lemons. Flavorful, yet always hiding behind the fine bubbles. Drink now.
95pts Wine Enthusiast
Sourced entierly from grand cru vineyards and aged for 10 years before disgorgement, this wine is beautifully mature. Richness comes from the ripe fruit rather than the dosage, balanced by tangy acidity and a toasty note. It is a finely poised and impressive wine that is ready to drink.
93pts Wine Spectator
This firm version is well-meshed and balanced, offering flavors of poached apricot, chalky mineral and pastry dough. Lively, with a lacy mousse and a lightly spiced, crisp finish. Drink now through 2024. 833 cases made, 76 cases imported.
Since Cuvée Louise is characterised by low dosage by nature, the temptation was great to make the leap and turn it into a vintage without dosage and hence into a Brut Nature. This was particularly tempting for this 2004 Vintage which by nature has a good constitution and hence a good presence on the nose and on the palate. Consequently, we decided to propose this Cuvée Louise 2004 under the denomination of “Brut Nature” to create an alternative to the traditional cuvée.
Yellow shades and slightly green reflections. Its nose becomes immediately tenser; it is focusing more on notes of slightly dried lemon, white flowers, all with a very nice minerality and good freshness. On the palate it is straight as an ‘I’ and remains very tense, leaving the impression of surfing on a razor blade given its great fineness. Its final is very direct and the finish in the mouth leaves a memory of a very subtle wine.