Pierre Péters

Les Chétillons Cuvée Spéciale Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

9.4699 ratings
9.4301 pro ratings
Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Côte des Blancs, Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Great tension, focus and precision with a sharp acid spine and intense minerality. But it lacks complexity and finishes abruptly. Still too young. Drink ‘11 even though not the best vintage while you wait for ‘12 and ‘13.

Great tension, focus and precision with a sharp acid spine and intense minerality. But it lacks complexity and finishes abruptly. Still too young. Drink ‘11 even though not the best vintage while you wait for ‘12 and ‘13.

Feb 16th, 2021
Noah Hart

Carmel, complex, looong citrusy finish

Carmel, complex, looong citrusy finish

Dec 14th, 2020
Conrad Green

From mag. Delicious. Sweet lemon, bread, honeyed notes. Soft acidity. Expansive and plush. Very good.

From mag. Delicious. Sweet lemon, bread, honeyed notes. Soft acidity. Expansive and plush. Very good.

Jan 3rd, 2020
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9.7

The 2012 Brut Cuvée Spéciale Les Chétillons is just as impressive as it was earlier this year, although it appears to have shut down a touch since then. That is not a problem, though, as readers should not be thinking of opening a bottle anytime soon. Bright, creamy and explosive, the 2012 packs a serious punch. It is also painfully austere and in need of cellaring. Readers who can find the 2012 should not hesitate, as it is truly special. Dosage is 4.7 grams per liter. Disgorged: January, 2019. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, December 2019)

The 2012 Brut Cuvée Spéciale Les Chétillons is just as impressive as it was earlier this year, although it appears to have shut down a touch since then. That is not a problem, though, as readers should not be thinking of opening a bottle anytime soon. Bright, creamy and explosive, the 2012 packs a serious punch. It is also painfully austere and in need of cellaring. Readers who can find the 2012 should not hesitate, as it is truly special. Dosage is 4.7 grams per liter. Disgorged: January, 2019. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, December 2019)

Dec 12th, 2019
Joe D'Angelo

Les Chétillons consists of three aged parcels of vines, ranging from 45 to 70+ years of age which are situated in the Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil sur Oger. This legendary cuvée is known for its incredible combination of elegance, precision, brisk acidity and intense minerality, and it certainly does not fall short in this vintage as the 2010 is another sensational release from Rodolphe Péters. This gorgeous Blanc de Blancs immediately impresses with its stunning aromatics of fresh orchard fruits, lemon zest, orange blossoms, chalky minerals, crushed hazelnuts and toasted brioche which all take shape beautifully in the glass. On the palate this fresh and vibrant, displaying a gorgeous fine texture, with striking elegance and purity. This goes on to impress with its outstanding balance and precision, as flavors of orchard fruits, white flowers and toasted brioche are underlined by lovely minerality and crisp acidity leading up to the dazzling finish. Simply put, this is an excellent vintage for Les Chétillons, and while this cuvée has the track record to age gracefully, the 2010 offers excellent upfront appeal and is drinking beautifully today.

Les Chétillons consists of three aged parcels of vines, ranging from 45 to 70+ years of age which are situated in the Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil sur Oger. This legendary cuvée is known for its incredible combination of elegance, precision, brisk acidity and intense minerality, and it certainly does not fall short in this vintage as the 2010 is another sensational release from Rodolphe Péters. This gorgeous Blanc de Blancs immediately impresses with its stunning aromatics of fresh orchard fruits, lemon zest, orange blossoms, chalky minerals, crushed hazelnuts and toasted brioche which all take shape beautifully in the glass. On the palate this fresh and vibrant, displaying a gorgeous fine texture, with striking elegance and purity. This goes on to impress with its outstanding balance and precision, as flavors of orchard fruits, white flowers and toasted brioche are underlined by lovely minerality and crisp acidity leading up to the dazzling finish. Simply put, this is an excellent vintage for Les Chétillons, and while this cuvée has the track record to age gracefully, the 2010 offers excellent upfront appeal and is drinking beautifully today.

Aug 20th, 2019
Katherine Bordelon

Court of Master Sommelier Guild member

9.3

Delicious Gran Cru bright, light brioche, smooth and silky finish. Enjoyed every minute of this juice.

Delicious Gran Cru bright, light brioche, smooth and silky finish. Enjoyed every minute of this juice.

Feb 4th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

A rich and ripe vintage for Pierre Peter with tons of depth , complexity and minerality . A long layered finish with ripe apple , saline , nuts and brioche on the finish . Serious juice I wish I had more !

A rich and ripe vintage for Pierre Peter with tons of depth , complexity and minerality . A long layered finish with ripe apple , saline , nuts and brioche on the finish . Serious juice I wish I had more !

Dec 30th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

Not a great vintage but still very enjoyable . A lot more advanced than the 2008 I just had .

Not a great vintage but still very enjoyable . A lot more advanced than the 2008 I just had .

Dec 2nd, 2018
Conrad Green

Bright and perky. Lemon and lots of zest. Very pretty. Quite primary now. Very good.

Bright and perky. Lemon and lots of zest. Very pretty. Quite primary now. Very good.

Oct 1st, 2018
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.6

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Jan 30th, 2018