Decanter Magazine ~ Top 50 Wines of the Year
James Suckling ~ 95 Points ~ "Outstanding buy with a whopping nine years en tirage, this has a super contained set of complex aromas - toasty yeast notes, grilled almonds and red berries all packed in close and tight. The palate revolves around a core of concentrated lemon drop flavor, and acidity is a leading element, holding the finish well. Superfine and super fresh for the age. Drink now."
Wine Spectator ~ 91 Points ~ "Fresh and lithe, this open-knit Champagne is lightly chalky in texture, with notes of white raspberry, piecrust, pickled ginger, and lemon zest. Disgorged July 7, 2014. Drink now through 2024.
Wine Enthusiast - 93 Points ~ "Ripe yet crisp, this is a fine reflection of the excellent 2004 vintage in Champagne. Ready to drink now, but it will certainly age."
Matthew Jukes ~ "When I had the chance to taste Gilles Dumangin's new 2004 vintage, which I tipped off to by an eminent friend, I had high expectations. This is a large, but very good harvest in Champagne, but many wines lack drive and definition. Gilles has clearly endeavoured to make a memorable wine in 2004 because his version is nothing short of spectacular. The Dumangins have spent 350 years perfecting their craft in Champagne and there can’t have been many better wines made here, over three and a half centuries, than this one".