expert reviews about
NV Lallier Serie R.012 Champagne
Cracka Tasting Panel says
More like a young vintage Champagne than an NV bubbly, this is a fresh aperitif style Champagne yet, with a real weight, complexity and depth to it - a real Goldilocks Champagne. Green straw in colour, it has a lovely, fine, delicate mousse and a long, persistent and driving finish. Lots of flavour and very crisp, this is serious serious bubbles!Now - 2025
Wine Spectator says
"Chopped almond and spice notes underscore the flavors of raspberry pte de fruit, oyster shell, lemon zest and biscuit in this fresh sparkler, with a lacy texture. Disgorged February 2015. Drink now through 2018" - AN, Oct 2015
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate says
The 'R (dot)' marks Lallier's "revolutionary" new series of Champagnes, which are predominantly based on one harvest (or récolte) and completed with reserve wines. The R.012 Brut contains 81% of the 2012 vintage and blends 27% Chardonnay from Avize, Cramant and Oger, with 54% Pinot Noir from Aÿ, Verzenay, Bouzy and Ambonnay, and adds 19% reserve wines. Clear and elegant, with very delicate and precise sweet cherry, ripe apple, melon and lovely chalk flavors on the aromatic nose, this Brut is round, intense and fruity-elegant on the palate. It is perfectly dry and well-structured by minerals and a perfectly integrated acidity. Very good mid-palate, with a nice finish. Disgorged in April 2015.