Marguet Pere & Fils Sapience Premier Cru Extra-Brut 2010
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) - "This is the fifth vintage of Benoît Marguet's Sapience, Champagne's first organic prestige cuvée, which he began producing before he took over his family vineyards, using purchased grapes: Bouzy Pinot Noir from Benoît Lahaye, Cumières Pinot Meunier from Vincent Laval (more abundantly represented this year than in its 2009 counterpart) and Trépail Chardonnay from David Leclapart. Disgorged in September 2020 without dosage, the 2010 Brut Nature Premier Cru offers up inviting aromas of fresh pastry, golden orchard fruit, white flowers and walnuts, followed by a full-bodied, layered and concentrated palate that's vinous and intense, with elegant structure and a sapid finish. The 2010 vintage was a more challenging growing season than 2009, certainly, yet I'm inclined to rate this impressive wine on the same level as the 2009. 3,100 bottles were produced."