Quite the debut for a first time offering from a west facing parcel on Campanian era chalk just 20cm below the surface, from massale selection Chardonnay vines. This sounds like an absolute knockout in chalky, saline power meets finesse…..Antonio actually rated this the highest among the range, alongside Cédric Bouchard’s ’14s and Pascal Agrapart’s Avizoise ’12 as one of the highest rated 5 wines of the entire report….Not a shabby first shot!??! Go big!!!!!
“Here in its first release, the 2014 Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Grandes Crayères 1er Cru is another fabulous wine from Aurelien Laherte. Powerful in the glass, the 2014 possesses striking textural depth and resonance. This is an especially potent, structured expression of Chardonnay. I loved it. Dosage is 4 grams per liter. Disgorged: February 2018.” 96 Antonio Galloni