(RP=94) The NV Extra Brut Grand Cru Cuvee de Jean Fanniere Origine is superb. Another wine endowed with pure richness and depth, the Jean Fanniere Origine is a great example of what it takes to make a deeply expressive Extra Brut Champagne, which is to say the fruit has to be beautiful and ripe, just as it is here. Deceptively weightless and impeccable, the Jean Fanniere Origine boasts gorgeous delineation and purity. Pastry, lemon, apricots and white flowers are all woven together in this expressive, pedigreed Champagne. The Jean Fanniere Origine is 100% Chardonnay, 60% 2006 and 40% 2007 from vineyards in Cramant, Avize and Oger. Today it is absolutely striking. Disgorgement date: May 14, 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020. (AG=93) The NV Extra-Brut Cuve de Jean Fannire Origine is built on a core of pure vertical structure. Intense, deep and resonant in the glass, the Origine boasts marvelous intensity and breath. The expression of Chardonnay is bold and powerful, with a level of richness that suggests vinification in oak (there is none). This vivid, impeccable Champagne will deliver considerable pleasure for years. The current release is 100% Chardonnay, 70% Cramant and 30% Oger, equal parts 2009 and 2008. Disgorged June 2014. Dosage is 3 grams per liter. (WS=91) Lightly yeasty, fresh and compact, with flavors of bread dough, lemon zest, yellow apple and smoke. There's crackling acidity, but it's held in check and finds balance while enlivening the wine. The finish of roasted nuts lingers. Disgorged June 2008. Drink now.