Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 93 points
The NV La Colline Inspirée Extra Brut is a 100% Chardonnay based on the vintages 2011 (65%, eight months in barrels on the full lees), 2010 (20 months in barrels on full lees) and 2009 (32 months on full lees) that were blended only one day before the bottling without any addition of sulfur. The wine was disgorged without dosage in November 2014 and offers a clear and fresh, very pure and mineral bouquet with lemon flavors. There seems to be a sea breeze in this Champagne that brings the flavors of oysters and lemons onto the nose. Full-bodied and very complex on the palate, this is a serious and vinous, firmly structured Champagne of great elegance and expression. Its acidity is very well integrated into the mineral body and the "inspired hill" is still closed but has a great future ahead.
Review date: March 2016