2017 Guillemot-Michel Une Bulle Methode Ancestrale Sparkling - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"The 2017 Méthode Ancestrale Une Bulle bursts with aromas of apple skin, dried white flowers and marzipan, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and nicely concentrated palate with a ripe core of fruit but excellent freshness and precision. While economic factors mean that much crémant is necessarily nothing more than a cheap Champagne substitute, this has considerable character and a style all of its own, so it is well worth seeking out. It spent 23 months sur lattes and finished up with ten grams per liter natural residual sugar. Gautier Roussille tells me that the 2018 rendition will contain less residual sugar. - William Kelley"

 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #244, August 2019), 92 pts