The label for Les Alouettes by Champagne Christophe Baron

Les Alouettes

Professional reviews and tasting notes from prior vintages added as published. Scores within parentheses indicate barrel samples:

 

2016 Les Alouettes

95 Points

rom old vines planted in Charly-sur-Marne… The result is the most winning of Baron’s Champagnes, with admirable depth of flavour and a pleasantly lingering finish. This has all the benefits of 100% Pinot Meunier with a bit more depth than most. –Charles Curtis, Decanter

94 Points

The 2016 Brut Nature Les Alouettes (Magnum) is ample and broad, with a real sense of volume that grows over time. Layered and beautifully resonant, the Alouttes is also the most sensual and immediate of these wines. Even with all of its intensity, the Alouttes is translucent and so expressive, even in the early going. Spice, dried pear, flowers and nutty accents linger. –Antonio Galloni, Vinous

93+ Points

The most reserved wine in the range is the 2016 Brut Nature Les Alouettes, from a southeast-facing site in Charly-sur-Marne. Unwinding in the glass with scents of citrus zest, apricot, orange oil and pear, framed by hints of wet stones and struck match, it's medium to full-bodied, tightly wound and chalky, with racy acids and an elegant pinpoint mousse... –William Kelley, The Wine Advocate