What does 98 point Krug Clos du Mesnil (at $1,000) and 97 point Salon Le Mesnil (at $450) not want you to know?
They don't want you to know about Pierre Peters Le Mesnil, Grand Cru Champagne.
Le Mesnil is a Grand Cru village in Champagne, home to some of the finest Chardonnay in France - if not the world.
Pierre Peters produces its Champagne in the same Grand Cru village as giants like Krug, Salon, and Jacques Selosse to name a few. Sourced from the oldest vineyards in the region, the Peters family has been making their ambrosia for almost 100 years.
Cherry picking only the finest fruit for their Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay Champagne), they sell off the bottom 20% of their production to the more commercial and popular brands. With Pierre Peters, you are getting the best of the best "juice;" it is the Champagne that people in the industry enjoy! In fact, it is the best kept secret in Champagne.
Incredibly food friendly, we don't think you need a special occasion for Champagne, but if you do, Grand Cru Pierre Peters only costs $55. Now that's something to celebrate!
We've tried to feature this Champagne over the past few holidays, but the wine is typically sold-out before Thanksgiving.
FIVE STARS ~ TOP 10 PICKS
94 / 100
Pierre Peters is the highly prized secret of the Champagne region. It is Grand Cru Chardonnay fruit showing apple, white peach, and lime with a touch of toasted almond. Buoyant and refreshing, this finishes with an underlying sense of saline and chalkiness. Wonderful texture. Delicious.
93 / 100
"This shows fabulous stone, dried apple and honey aromas that follow through to a full body, with fantastic focus and energy. Great acidity at the finish. Wow. The depth and length are incredible."
92 / 100
"Highly perfumed bouquet of yellow apple, pear skin and quinine, with a smoky mineral overtone. Spicy orchard and candied citrus fruit flavors are complemented by notes of sweet butter and anise and gain weight with air. The impressively focused finish shows strong mineral cut and lingering spiciness."