Vinous – 93
The 2013 Vintage is a rich, effusive wine that beautifully captures the personality of the year in which ripeness and acids are both elevated. Pastry, orchard fruit, citrus peel, spice and dried flowers build in an extroverted, racy Champagne that is an absolute delight. Time in the glass brings out a feeling of weightlessness and translucence that is beguiling. As for the obvious next question….yes, I expect the Churchill will be superb.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2033
JancisRobinson.com – 16.5
Quite a rich nose with come-on appeal – though probably not to a grower-champagne devotee! Firm cooking-apple flavour and apple-skin texture on the palate. Much lighter and more frivolous than the 2012. Just a little light, especially on the finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2023