For serious Champagne lovers, this should be a run-don’t-walk moment…..This is the first vintage of this 100% Pinot Noir cuvée, and it sounds like a knockout…..based on its company at the top of Galloni’s scoring heap from this same issue (Agrapart Venus ’13, Laherte Crayeres ’15, Egly Ouriet ’08!, Collin Perrieres and Maillons Rosé ’15), this should be a well under the radar gem that isn’t really found anywhere in the world commercially……..get it while the gettin’ is good…..
“A new wine in this range, the NV (2015) Extra Brut Cuvée Cuvée L’Orme is 100% Pinot Noir from a tiny parcel previously planted to elm trees (orme in French). Bright, focused and remarkably pure, L’Orme captures so many of the attributes that make Benoit Déhu’s Champagnes so alluring. A slight hint of reduction adds character to the Pinot fruit without being overpowering. More than anything else, though, L’Orme exudes complexity, personality and total class. I loved it. No dosage. Disgorged: April 9, 2019.” 96 Antonio Galloni