Arguably the most original of all in this lineup of singular Champagnes is the Reflet d’Antan, one-third each of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, drawn from a 30-year-old solera of 600 liter barrels begun in 1985 by Raphaël’s and Vincent’s father, Jean-Pierre. Every year two-thirds of the wine in each barrel is drawn off and replaced with that from the latest vintage. The result is a rivetingly complex Champagne that seamlessly marries endless richness, texture and depth with starting freshness and lift.
Sommelier/Wine Director Bar Boulud, Epicerie Boulud, Boulud Sud
Wild champagne. Took on characteristics of a red wine after some time. Lovely.
Wild champagne. Took on characteristics of a red wine after some time. Lovely.9.5
Another great bottle of Reflet d'Antan. Even better with @zalto. Merci @raphabereche! Happy 4th to all
Another great bottle of Reflet d'Antan. Even better with @zalto. Merci @raphabereche! Happy 4th to all10
Partner Grandes Places Sélections
Magnums show you care
Magnums show you care9.6
Bereche killing it: '08 base, disgorged 10/12. Still very young but oh so complex already.
Bereche killing it: '08 base, disgorged 10/12. Still very young but oh so complex already.10
Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance
Bereche palate cleanser.
Bereche palate cleanser.9.2
Wine Director Formento's
Amontillado, caramel, toffee, fresh golden delicious apple
Amontillado, caramel, toffee, fresh golden delicious apple9.5
Master Sommelier/Winemaker/Mezcalero Saint Glinglin, Sombra
First time trying & loving this.
First time trying & loving this.9.7
Sales Amy Atwood Imports
Mag sabered with pocket knife
Mag sabered with pocket knife9.0
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