Celebris Extra Brut 1998 - 94 Points, Wine Enthusiast/ Dominated by rich Pinot Noir, this is still impressively youthful. It has a sense of power ... Read more
Celebris Extra Brut 1998 - 96 Points, The Wine Advocate/ I was extremely impressed with the wines I tasted from Gosset. The house style is one of ... Read more
/ An attractive mix of cherry, toast and citrus peel is boosted by a firm structure. This has plenty of fruit, fine intensity and a dry, racy finish. Read more
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Celebris Extra Brut 1998 - 94 Points, Wine Enthusiast/ Dominated by rich Pinot Noir, this is still impressively youthful. It has a sense of power and concentration, with intense white fruit, yeast and just a hint of honey. It could age, but is ready to drink.
Celebris Extra Brut 1998 - 96 Points, The Wine Advocate/ I was extremely impressed with the wines I tasted from Gosset. The house style is one of finely-sculpted wines that possess striking clarity and precision. From top to bottom this is an exceptional line-up from one of Champagne’s most historic houses. The 1998 Extra Brute Vintage Célébris is a beautifully focused, linear wine that sparkles on the palate with the essence of white peaches, pears, quince and flowers. This medium-bodied yet structured wine offers phenomenal persistence, along with chalky, minerally notes that give the wine its superb liveliness and sense of freshness. Like many wines in this line-up, the 1998 Extra Brute Vintage Célébris is a beautiful, contemplative wine that deserves serious attention. This is a great effort.
/ An attractive mix of cherry, toast and citrus peel is boosted by a firm structure. This has plenty of fruit, fine intensity and a dry, racy finish.
Founded in A in 1584 by Pierre Gosset, Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne. It also remains one of the most prestigious, considered by many collectors and connoisseurs as the world’s preeminent name in luxury champagne. Gosset’s reputation for excellence starts on the vines. Its champagnes are composed almost entirely of grapes from Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards. Unlike most champagne producers, this illustrious wine house purposely avoids malolactic fermentation and always performs riddling and disgorging of prestige cuvées and large-format bottles by hand. Gosset champagnes are made with infinite care and kept in deep cellars for at least three years – and up to five or more for vintage and prestige cuvées – before release. Gosset’s inimitable style – powerful and full-bodied, of unrivaled richness and staying power – has changed very little over the centuries. Gosset is now a fixture on wine lists of some of the most celebrated restaurants in the world, lauded by sommeliers for an exceptional capacity to enhance a wide range of cuisine. It is, in short, a legend among the wines of Champagne. Production Area Champagne, France Grape Varieties 64% Chardonnay; 36% Pinot Noir Vinification The ultimate definition of a prestige vintage cuvée, Celebris is produced only in exceptional vintages. Rests on the lees for a minimum of eight years before disgorgement. Color Deep, bright gold with superb green tints and shimmering flashes of amber. Fine, lively and persistent bubbles. Bouquet Magnificent, powerful and concentrated. A bouquet of fresh, floral scents reminiscent of hawthorn, jasmine and orange blossom mingle with ripe notes of pear and dried apricot. Watch for notes of raisin brioche and lightly toasted almonds on the finish. Taste Inviting, lively and fresh yet very complex. Extraordinarily well-balanced with fruity flavors of citrus zest, pineapple and peaches, over spicier notes of vanilla and discreet mocha coffee. Amazingly intense and long on the finish. Alcohol 12% Serving Suggestions Celebris manages to be expressive, lively and velvety while also maintaining an elegant character. Enjoy it on its own or with appetizers like caviar, cured ham, sashimi and sushi, or top-grade fish, either oven-baked or steamed. Try it with roasted free-range poultry, soft or mature goat cheese or even such simple desserts as crème anglaise, tropical fruit salad and gingerbread ice cream.
Celebris Extra Brut 1998/ Powerful and dry, with a combination of roasted walnut, toast and ginger aromas and flavors. Balanced and assertive, this is a Champagne that needs food and can match a roast chicken, pork or veal. Finishes on the tart side. Drink now through 2025.
/ A sheer, effortless Champagne. The effervescence of this wine lifts the flavor and heightens the freshness, all in a rich harmony. It's vinous, with oak structuring the fruit but not adding to the taste, which remains as bright as a bite of pear on a cool autumn day. Minerally and dry, this is delicious now as a tangy young wine; it has the tension to carry it through full maturity in the cellar.
Celebris Extra Brut 1998/ This exceptional '98 is predominantly chardonnay (64 percent), which seems to mark it with fresh pear flavor. Other than that, there's little that's delicate about the wine, which is powerfully structured, shadowed in earthy savor, brightened as if by light glinting on stone. A contrast of nutty maturity and tense acidity, this has a gamey aspect that will pair with partridge. It should mellow with further cellar time.
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