Pierre Péters

Réserve Oubliée Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

9.329 ratings
9.311 pro ratings
Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Côte des Blancs, Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

This champagne is the same base wine of their regular Cuvée de Reserve, but aged an extra year on the lees, and bottled under cork rather than crown seal. All bottles from my 3-pack were base of 2014 and disgorged in 2019, so on the younger side.

Interestingly enough, I think I experienced bottle variation across all three (they were all consumed within 6 months of each other). Bottle one was not expressive with ripping acidity. Bottle two seemed more floral and showed a bit more give on the palate. And this fine bottle was what I had expected they would be when I first picked them up. For a wine of this much reserve, it has a very nervy spine and isn’t necessarily rich. Aromatically it is very floral, with honeysuckle, green apple, and grilled lemon. On the palate, it sports copious amounts of chalk and limestone, with a hint of nutmeg and lemon pastry. Racy. This is a champagne that seemed to get better the longer it was in the glass, and as it warmed up a bit. I’d say close to cellar temp is ideal for this if you want to see it open up at this age. At almost twice the price of their Cuvée de Reserve, I don’t think this is a QPR winner, but fun to try.

This champagne is the same base wine of their regular Cuvée de Reserve, but aged an extra year on the lees, and bottled under cork rather than crown seal. All bottles from my 3-pack were base of 2014 and disgorged in 2019, so on the younger side.

Interestingly enough, I think I experienced bottle variation across all three (they were all consumed within 6 months of each other). Bottle one was not expressive with ripping acidity. Bottle two seemed more floral and showed a bit more give on the palate. And this fine bottle was what I had expected they would be when I first picked them up. For a wine of this much reserve, it has a very nervy spine and isn’t necessarily rich. Aromatically it is very floral, with honeysuckle, green apple, and grilled lemon. On the palate, it sports copious amounts of chalk and limestone, with a hint of nutmeg and lemon pastry. Racy. This is a champagne that seemed to get better the longer it was in the glass, and as it warmed up a bit. I’d say close to cellar temp is ideal for this if you want to see it open up at this age. At almost twice the price of their Cuvée de Reserve, I don’t think this is a QPR winner, but fun to try.

Apr 10th, 2021
Sabra Lewis

Banging!

Banging!

2 people found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2014
Hai Tran

2011 base...not showing as well as I normally find their wines to.

2011 base...not showing as well as I normally find their wines to.

Jul 10th, 2015
Ehren Jordan

Owner/Winemaker Failla Wines

9.6

And the obligatory post IPOB pallet refresher!

And the obligatory post IPOB pallet refresher!

Jun 1st, 2014
Ian Blackburn

Pure joy

Pure joy

May 13th, 2014
Sylvain Rhainds

Nv! Quel malheur que ce Champagne soit introuvable.

Nv! Quel malheur que ce Champagne soit introuvable.

Nov 25th, 2018
Tom Kobylarz

Tom had this 4 years ago

Tom had this 4 years ago

Nov 18th, 2016
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

9.3

Bryan had this 5 years ago

Bryan had this 5 years ago

Dec 12th, 2015
Björnstierne Antonson

Björnstierne had this 6 years ago

Björnstierne had this 6 years ago

Nov 18th, 2014
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

9.7

Bryan had this 7 years ago

Bryan had this 7 years ago

Apr 19th, 2014