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Pierre Peters "L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor" 2013
(Champagne, France)


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Notes from the Winemaker:
L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor is above all a Peters' family project and adventure. This surprising and extraordinary wine goes against the current trend of single-vintage, single-vineyard Champagnes and is elaborated in accordance with the time-tested Champagne savoir-faire of multi-vintage blends. We called upon the talent and passion our son, Victor, to personalize the labels with his artwork enforcing the truly unique character of each and every bottle

Our ambition being to offer the greatest multi-vintage Champagne that we could possibly elaborate, we undertook the task of rigorous selection of the best vats of our Perpetual Reserve starting from the year 1988 (wines conserved in stainless steel and concrete vats and big casks) as well as the best wines chosen from the latest harvest from the terroir of Chétillon
. We then blended these wines together in almost equal quantities before bottling. The older vintages educate the younger wine which in turn enriches the whole with its specific character and youth

For the optimum development of this Grand Cru 100% Chardonnay champagne, we allow L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor to age for 6 years on a natural cork in our cellars

The code associated with each edition of these cuvées is in reference to the artist that Victor deeply admires and parodied (MK for Murakami) and the base year of the blend (09 for 2009, 10 for 2010, etc...).


Tasting Notes:
The robe is deep and brilliant gold. The mousse is very fine and discreet with a persistent ribbon of bubbles.

The first approach is rich, a mixture of yellow fruit and acacia flower. Once aerated, the noble notes of saffron, citrus rind and hazelnut appear.

The attack is frank and smooth with a perfectly integrated knotted bubble. The wine is dense, the mouth is full, marrying sweet spices, grapefruit, Mirabelle plum and fresh hazelnut. The long almost salty finish reveals notes of candied mandarin orange and grilled almonds

Ratings & Reviews


96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2012 Release):
"Why has the non-vintage concept largely been reserved to entry-level wines?" pondered Péters, and he decided to produce a new cuvée to change that. Based on the 2012 les Chétillons and supplemented by wine from the family's long-established perpetual reserve, the NV l'Etonnant Monsieur Victor Edition MK 12 is the latest rendition, and it's showing very well, opening in the glass with aromas of lemon oil, warm bread, white flowers, crushed chalk, oyster shells and wheat toast. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, rich and layered, with superb concentration, racy acids and a precise, intensely saline finish." - William Kelley (30th Aug 2019)

94 Points - Vinous (2012 Release):

"The NV (2012) Brut L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor is a blend of equal parts 2012 Chétillons and 2011 Reserve Oubliée base aged on cork. Tropical overtones give this release an especially exotic feel that is hugely alluring. Apricot, hazelnut, mint, tangerine oil, white flowers and passionfruit are some of the many notes that build through to the rich, creamy finish. This is a fabulous edition of the Etonnant Monsieur Victor. Dosage is 4 grams per liter. Disgorged: December, 2018. " Antonio Galloni - (Dec 2019)