92 Points Stephen Tanzer - Bright straw. Elegant, high-pitched aromas of Meyer lemon, quince and white flowers. Vibrant, mineral-laced citrus and orchard fruit flavors shows excellent clarity and lift, picking up notes of anise and honey with air. Finishes taut and focused, with repeating mineral and floral notes. This graceful Champagne would be fantastic with simply prepared crab or shrimp dishes.
92 Points Vinous - The NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Latitude (Tradition) is a more overtly mineral, intense wine than the Longitude, with tons of cut and pure energy. Lemon, grape fruit, crushed rocks, flowers make a positive first impression. With time in the glass, the wine fleshes out beautifully, showing hints of Pinot-inflected fruit and weight, a reminder this site was once planted with Pinot. Layers of fruit build to a rich, effortless finish. What a beautiful wine this is. This release is 70% 2010, with 30% reserve wines from sites just south of Vertus. Dosage was 4 grams per liter. This bottle was disgorged on September 2012.
90 Points Wine Spectator - An exuberant version, with a fine, creamy bead, this offers flavors of pineapple, mango puree, floral and poached apricot notes, backed by juicy, balancing acidity and hints of honey, candied ginger, spice and herbs. Drink now through 2016.