Review: NV Telmont Reserve Brut Champagne

Review: NV Telmont Reserve Brut Champagne

The label on this Champagne’s bottle includes gobs of information starting with the grape breakdown, which is 43% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Meunier, and 20% Pinot Noir. Also listed are the vintages that comprise the blend, along with the percentage of each. In this case the wine includes 56% from 2017, 7% from 2016, 21% from 2015, 8% from 2014, and 8% from other years. The wine is aged 36 months on the lees. Telmont is a brand committed to being environmentally friendly with plans for 100% organic production by 2025, as well as using recycled glass, 100% renewable energy, and more in the near future. Let’s give the wine a try.

Telmont Reserve Brut Champagne pours a bright straw color in the glass and has torrential effervescence. The nose offers bold yeasty notes to start, followed by apples and a touch of lime. Tasting Telmont, I found the champagne nicely integrated with yeast, apples, lime, minerality, and a creamy mouthfeel all coming together in a dry synthesis and concluding in a medium to long finish. This is a lovely wine. Fans of vintage Champagne might find that it lacks complexity, but at this price point, it is worth seeking out.


NV Telmont Reserve Brut Champagne




Robert Lublin teaches whisk(e)y and wine appreciation classes for Arlington Community Education, near Boston, MA. He is also a Professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston and has published books and articles on Shakespeare as well as theatre and film history.

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