The cuvée Royale Réserve
is a tribute to the ancesters of the Philipponnat
family. They were vineyard proprietors, winemakers, providers for Louis 14th and royal magistrates and mayors of Ay ( Champagne region
) . This cuvée offers a nice balance between the structure on the palate, the length and vinosity. The robe of this Royale Réserve Brut
is a beautiful deep gold with amber glints. The mousse is quick, fine and persistent. On the nose, the bouquet of aromas is rich and complex with notes of flowers of the vineyards, linden-tree, fresh bread, red berries, citrus fruits and a honeyed accent. On the palate, the attack of this champagne
is vinous, broad and framed. The finish brings a light hint of biscuit.
Parker : 92+ / 100
J. Robinson : 16 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Based on the 2014 vintage, complemented by some 29% solera-aged reserve wines, the latest release of the NV Brut Royale Réserve was disgorged in July 2018 with eight grams per liter dosage. Offering up aromas of honeyed orchard fruit, dried white flowers, fresh peach and drawn butter, it's medium to full-bodied, elegantly muscular and concentrated, with a textural attack, lively acids and a nicely defined finish.