Gold - Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge93 pts - Angus Hughson (Wine Pilot)
Established in 1891, Champagne Montaudon is at the bargain end of Champagne, and offers particularly good value for money. It is a pinot dominant style – with pinot noir and pinot meunier making up 75% of the blend. What makes it standout is the exceptional balance of bright and youthful fruits with a nice touch of aged French pastry complexity. The wine is bright mid straw and is reserved with attractive strawberry and citrus fruits plus praline complexity from aged reserve wines. It is then dry and fresh in the mouth, mid-weight and given impact thanks to that zesty acidity. There is good length to finish too with a solid dose of aged pinot toastiness adding impressive complexity for a wine at this price.92 pts - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)
Spicy, smoky, strawberry aromas and a faintly straw-tinged colour; complex bouquet, nice development. Refined and subtle in the mouth, delicate and long. A touch of richness to it. A lovely wine.