"PR 90-18 is a blend of two of the Domaine’s perpetual reserves –one nourished by the 'Aÿ Grand cru Fût de Chêne' from each vintage since 1990, and the other by the 'Esprit Nature' Henri Giraud. With this, Sébastien Le Golvet - master of time as well as the cellar – introduces amazing energy to a great white wine and opens up a whole new dimension: one in which space and time are suspended, and in which complexity, fruit, and spirituality intertwine with shimmering wreaths of orange blossom shot through with flashes of chalk and bitter minerality. He channels this fantastic energy, born of the fusion of Champagne’s hundred-million-year-old twin marine terroirs - Aÿ’s chalk and Argonne’s gaize - into a long, saline river, perfumed with subtle aromas, where emotion, carried to its height, borders on the mystical."
"A vinous Champagne with so much depth and soft power. Hazelnuts, apricots, peach pits, lemons, pomelos and seashells. Round, creamy bubbles. Complex, but with wonderful drinkability. Converges with precision at the end. Very deep. 80% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay. Blend of 2 solera systems of perpetual reserve, started in 1990. Drink or hold."
96 points - James Suckling