Larmandier-Bernier

Terre de Vertus Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs Champagne 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.211 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Greg Koslosky

Laser beam focus and precision , bone dry with tons of dry extract , minerals and saline . Give it a few years and it will be a beauty .

Laser beam focus and precision , bone dry with tons of dry extract , minerals and saline . Give it a few years and it will be a beauty .

Jun 3rd, 2019
Ira Schwartz

This bottle is all about power both on the nose and in the mouth. Wave after wave of no dosage chalky goodness assaults your mouth. Finished long despite the straitjacket structure. Lipsmacking good.

This bottle is all about power both on the nose and in the mouth. Wave after wave of no dosage chalky goodness assaults your mouth. Finished long despite the straitjacket structure. Lipsmacking good.

2 people found it helpfulSep 25th, 2019
Andrew Schirmer

James Bond may have been right about many things, but he was never more wrong than when he proscribed serving champagne at or below 38° Fahrenheit; failure to do so being the equivalent of “listening to the Beatles without earmuffs.” This is a lovely champagne from a fabulously slutty vintage—chalky creaminess underpinned by zinging acidity & firm structure. With a little time and care—and without much coaxing, great sensual pleasure can be had—something I think even Bond would bend his rule for.

James Bond may have been right about many things, but he was never more wrong than when he proscribed serving champagne at or below 38° Fahrenheit; failure to do so being the equivalent of “listening to the Beatles without earmuffs.” This is a lovely champagne from a fabulously slutty vintage—chalky creaminess underpinned by zinging acidity & firm structure. With a little time and care—and without much coaxing, great sensual pleasure can be had—something I think even Bond would bend his rule for.

1 person found it helpfulDec 28th, 2020
Willie Carter

When we talk purity and honesty in wine, Larmandier-Bernier instantly comes to mind. An attractive light golden robe and impressive perlage. The nose is instantly striking with plenty of green apple and butter. Lemon and limes along with marzipan. Chalky and fresh, this is one that you really should just sit with for a while and appreciate. The pastry aromas are absolutely killer here. The citrus fruit notes are really prominent over time. So pretty.

A biodynamic Blanc de Blancs from masters of their terroir. Stately and august while remaining approachable. It’s a wine you want to be effusive. Full of personality, charm, and complexity there’s such power and grace with this champagne. Brilliant acidity but there’s no way I would mark this as zero dosage if tasted blind. Laser like precision here. So classy and luxurious.

In the mouth, this is pure joy. Pure finesse and excellence. Terrific texture and balance. Citrus and slight toasted brioche notes. There’s a really nice streak of spice towards the end, especially on the second day. This champagne may not be right for everyone but it’s certainly right for me. I love this.

When we talk purity and honesty in wine, Larmandier-Bernier instantly comes to mind. An attractive light golden robe and impressive perlage. The nose is instantly striking with plenty of green apple and butter. Lemon and limes along with marzipan. Chalky and fresh, this is one that you really should just sit with for a while and appreciate. The pastry aromas are absolutely killer here. The citrus fruit notes are really prominent over time. So pretty.

A biodynamic Blanc de Blancs from masters of their terroir. Stately and august while remaining approachable. It’s a wine you want to be effusive. Full of personality, charm, and complexity there’s such power and grace with this champagne. Brilliant acidity but there’s no way I would mark this as zero dosage if tasted blind. Laser like precision here. So classy and luxurious.

In the mouth, this is pure joy. Pure finesse and excellence. Terrific texture and balance. Citrus and slight toasted brioche notes. There’s a really nice streak of spice towards the end, especially on the second day. This champagne may not be right for everyone but it’s certainly right for me. I love this.

May 8th, 2022
Ian Hamel

2020 fall. As with Larmandier-Bernier in general, very linear and focused, but with enough breadth and weight to make great dinking now too

2020 fall. As with Larmandier-Bernier in general, very linear and focused, but with enough breadth and weight to make great dinking now too

Dec 23rd, 2020
Pon Gong

À comparer 2012 et 2013. Fines bulles les 2 mais 2013 un peu moins suave

À comparer 2012 et 2013. Fines bulles les 2 mais 2013 un peu moins suave

Jun 13th, 2020
Ian Hamel

Really stony, steely, with an impression of coiled depth and sneaky richness

Really stony, steely, with an impression of coiled depth and sneaky richness

Jan 21st, 2020
Ray Gobberg

Ray had this a year ago

Ray had this a year ago

Jul 7th, 2021
Serge Mismetti

Serge had this 3 years ago

Serge had this 3 years ago

Nov 30th, 2019
Thijs Hendriks

Thijs had this 3 years ago

Thijs had this 3 years ago

Jul 5th, 2019