ChampagneGuide.net: "While this shows the ripeness of the vintage, it’s not at all a blockbuster, relying as much on finesse and elegance as it does on power. As always, it comes from Diebolt’s oldest vines in selected Cramant parcels, and it was fermented entirely in oak barrels. It’s unusually accessible for a young Fleur de Passion, showing ripe notes of pear, apricot and citrus, although it’s held firmly in place by an intense chalkiness that expands in presence and grip as this moves back on the palate. There’s a subtle density and complexity on the finish, and the flavors persist with outstanding length, detail and poise. This will be terrific, and in fact, it already is."