The NV Extra-Brut Premier Cru Sous Le Mont is the only wine in this series that is single-vintage, in this case, 2005. Green tea, dried flowers, sage, hard candy and mint are all layered into the finish. This attractive, mid-weight Champagne is quite pretty, but very much delicate and feminine in style. I expect the Sous Le Mont to gain in complexity as more recent vintages are added into the blend, but for now, there is little question it is the least interesting of the six lieu-dit Champagnes. Disgorgement date: January 27, 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.
(203, The Wine Advocate 31st Oct 2012)