Aged for eight years on lees and sealed with a traditional agrafe, the VV26 is blended from two benchmark vintages in the shape of 2008 and 2009, with only the best fruit selected from their Côte des Blancs vineyards. Pure and hedonic, with extraordinary depth and definition, this a serious BDB for all bubbly lovers and is a tremendous achievement for artisanal grower champagne.
Jancis Robinson gives it 17.5 points, commenting on the "particularly arresting beady nose", and describing the wine overall as "really very good". Markus del Monego MW awards 95 points, saying the VV26 is "truly a Grand Cru quality with aromatic depth and length "blending" freshness and maturity". Meanwhile for the Wine Advocate's William Kelley this is "the highlight of the range by some margin", before concluding that the VV26 "comes warmly recommended" with 94 points. What can I say, I'm already looking forward to sabraging one of these bad boys. Bravo indeed.