Lallier Grand R.O12 Brut
WS92: "This is rich, with a viscosity buoying its honey, toast, peach and nascent coffee flavors. The vibrant structure keeps it all balanced and drives the lingering finish."
We absolutely love Champagne from the Lallier family. They have been in Aÿ for over five generations, and have vineyard holdings in the Marne Valley, Aÿ and the the Côte des Blancs. The Grande Reserve is a tremendous value, made from 100% Grand Cru grapes, including 65% Pinot Noir from Aÿ and Verzenay and 35% Chardonnay from Avize and Cramant. This blends 70% of the most recent vintage with 30% reserve wine, and is matured 24 to 36 months in Lallier's modern cellar. It displays Lallier's signature delicate style, with beautiful minerality, buttery brioche aromas and hints of apricot and crusty bread. We rarely see Champagne this good under-$50. Order online or click here to reserve by Email. -Eric Genau