| Ultimate Beverage Challenge 87 points (May 2012)
A pretty salmon color with small, scintillating bubbles. This pleasantly dry Champagne blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier is full of ripe strawberry and a hint of tart, zesty currant.
Wine Advocate 90 points (Oct 2007)
The Non-Vintage Brut Tache is a delightful, well-priced sparkling wine composed of 52% Chardonnay, 41% Pinot Noir, and 7% Pinot Meunier. A dash of red wine liqueur is added to the finished triage wine at disgorgement to create the salmon pink color. The nose offers rose petal, peach, apricot, and wheat thin scents leading to a sparkler with a steady, persistent stream of small bubbles and red berry and nutty flavors. On the palate the wine is dry and refreshing, with a long, clean finish.