Pierre Péters

Réserve Oubliée Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

9.3138 ratings
9.450 pro ratings
Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Côte des Blancs, Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

This champagne is the same base wine of their regular Cuvée de Reserve, but aged an extra year on the lees, and bottled under cork rather than crown seal. All bottles from my 3-pack were base of 2014 and disgorged in 2019, so on the younger side.

Interestingly enough, I think I experienced bottle variation across all three (they were all consumed within 6 months of each other). Bottle one was not expressive with ripping acidity. Bottle two seemed more floral and showed a bit more give on the palate. And this fine bottle was what I had expected they would be when I first picked them up. For a wine of this much reserve, it has a very nervy spine and isn’t necessarily rich. Aromatically it is very floral, with honeysuckle, green apple, and grilled lemon. On the palate, it sports copious amounts of chalk and limestone, with a hint of nutmeg and lemon pastry. Racy. This is a champagne that seemed to get better the longer it was in the glass, and as it warmed up a bit. I’d say close to cellar temp is ideal for this if you want to see it open up at this age. At almost twice the price of their Cuvée de Reserve, I don’t think this is a QPR winner, but fun to try.

This champagne is the same base wine of their regular Cuvée de Reserve, but aged an extra year on the lees, and bottled under cork rather than crown seal. All bottles from my 3-pack were base of 2014 and disgorged in 2019, so on the younger side.

Interestingly enough, I think I experienced bottle variation across all three (they were all consumed within 6 months of each other). Bottle one was not expressive with ripping acidity. Bottle two seemed more floral and showed a bit more give on the palate. And this fine bottle was what I had expected they would be when I first picked them up. For a wine of this much reserve, it has a very nervy spine and isn’t necessarily rich. Aromatically it is very floral, with honeysuckle, green apple, and grilled lemon. On the palate, it sports copious amounts of chalk and limestone, with a hint of nutmeg and lemon pastry. Racy. This is a champagne that seemed to get better the longer it was in the glass, and as it warmed up a bit. I’d say close to cellar temp is ideal for this if you want to see it open up at this age. At almost twice the price of their Cuvée de Reserve, I don’t think this is a QPR winner, but fun to try.

Apr 10th, 2021
Tracy Hall

Light fine bubbles. Finesse (wine like) Bosc pear, red delicious and hazelnut. Agglomerate diam. Cool agrafe/muselet

Light fine bubbles. Finesse (wine like) Bosc pear, red delicious and hazelnut. Agglomerate diam. Cool agrafe/muselet

Mar 3rd, 2018
Sabra Lewis

Banging!

Banging!

2 people found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2014
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

9.6

I'm no expert but there's probably some crack in this.

I'm no expert but there's probably some crack in this.

1 person found it helpfulMar 14th, 2015
Thomas Pastuszak

Sommelier/Wine Director The NoMad

10

So good! What was left in the bottle really came together over a few hours, this one is a keeper

So good! What was left in the bottle really came together over a few hours, this one is a keeper

1 person found it helpfulNov 9th, 2014
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

10

I could drink this all day.

I could drink this all day.

1 person found it helpfulOct 18th, 2014
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

9.1

Melon, honey, pine nuts and acidity. Focused and delicious.

Melon, honey, pine nuts and acidity. Focused and delicious.

Jan 1st, 2017
Giampaolo Venica

Partner/Winemaker Venica & Venica

9.1

Rich

Rich

Jun 19th, 2016
Jp Caldcleugh

Beautiful

Beautiful

Nov 12th, 2015
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

9.5

TGIF! 👍🏼👍🏼 @Rodolphe Péters

TGIF! 👍🏼👍🏼 @Rodolphe Péters

Oct 30th, 2015