"I was quite taken with the wines I tasted from Moutard this year. The NV Brut Grande Cuvee (Pinot Noir) emerges from the glass with high-toned notes of Mirabelle plums, kirsch, crushed flowers and sweet herbs. There is an exotic quality to the Grande Cuvee that is totally beguiling. Intensely aromatic and layered through to the finish, the Grande Cuvee impresses for its delicate, feminine personality and overall balance. This release is based on the 2009 vintage with the addition of 30% reserve wines. Dosage was 10 grams per liter. Disgorged July 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015."
--90 points Wine Advocate, Nov 2012
"Tightly knit and pungent, offering floral overtones to the ripe apple, white raspberry, ground ginger and citrus zest notes, all backed by minerally acidity. Disgorged May 15, 2012. Drink now through 2016. 25,000 cases made."
--90 points Wine Spectator Online, 2013
" Light, bright gold. Poached pear, redcurrant and orange zest on the nose and in the mouth. Juicy and precise, with good depth and slow-mounting hints of minerals and smoke. Closes spicy and long, repeating the orange and smoke notes. Shows very good power but comes off lithe, allowing it to be paired with a range of foods."
--90 points International Wine Cellar, Dec 2012