Wine Advocate 94 points - Based on 2005 (60%) and 2004 (40%), the NV Grand Cru V P Extra- Brut (Viellissement Prolonge) is an assemblage of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, which was bottled in 2008 and disgorged after 72 months in July 2012. Golden-yellow in color, this wine opens clear, deep, ripe, concentrated and very fine on the nose displaying caramel and brioche aromas along with ripe peach, red paprika, red berry and rhubarb flavors, notes of black bread and a refreshing dash of lime juice. The attack on the palate is highly elegant, super fine and balanced again. This full-bodied yet pure and precise Champagne from the grands crus of Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay reveals a nobly elegant, harmonious, fruit intense and almost sweetish texture as well as a long, very fine and fresh finish with a lingering and stimulating salinity. There is purity and intensity in this wine that should taste great for at least 5-6 years.
Vinous 95 points - The Extra Brut Grand Cru V.P. (Vieillissement Prolonge), tasted from magnum, is incredibly tight. Massive and structured, the V.P. exudes tons of energy and brightness that give the wine its sense of crystalline precision. The V.P. is usually a much more vinous Champagne, but this release boasts a decidedly vibrant sense of mineral cut and overall focus. Some of that is likely to be an expression of the wine in magnum. There is so much to like here, but readers are advised to give the magnums at least another few years in the cellar. This release is 60% 2006 and 40% 2005, bottled with dosage of 2 grams/liter.