Antonio Galloni Wine Advocate 91 Points
Ripe apricots, flowers and minerals emerge from this delicious, richly-textured Champagne. Refined and polished throughout, the Hugues de Coulmet possesses terrific balance and tons of style. Disgorged: September, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014.
International Wine Cellar 91 Points
Vivid straw with a delicate bead. Spicy, mineral-laced lime, lemongrass and green apple on the nose, with a hint of grapefruit pith that gains strength with air. Tangy and linear, offering potent citrus flavors and a deeper note of bitter apple skin. Very dry and a bit uncompromising, which suits me, but I wonder if this Champagne will be too strict for those with delicate palates. This would be great with raw oysters.