Gosset Champagne Brut Grande Réserve 2012
Bright yellow color and a highly fragrant nose that has a spicy bouquet of candied apple, pear, baked bread and brown butter makes Gosset Champagne Brut Grande Réserve a feast for the senses in the glass. On the palate you get caramel and smoke hints accenting the bread dough, stone fruit and honey flavors. Great depth and a zesty pear finish make for an excellent drinking experience.
some sweetness, but did not like the straw nose
Three and a half glasses
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/ Complex aromas and flavors of apricot, orange, mango, vanilla, butter, and brioche with toasty notes. Smooth with good body and elegant, long, balanced finish. Creamy cheeses, Asian fare. A very versatile Champagne.
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 namein luxury champagne. Gosset’s reputation for excellence starts on the vines. Its champagnes are composed almost entirely of grapes from Premier Cru and GrandCru 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 100% Chardonnay from 11 different Premier and Grand Cru vineyards including Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Le Mesnil Sur Oger, and Oger, among others. Vinification A blend of various execeptional vintages: 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999. The blend rests on the lees for a minimum of nine years before disgorgement. Color Pale golden hue with delicate green tints typical of the great Blanc de Blancs. Tiny, lively bubbles which constantly stream to the top of the flute. Bouquet It is both elegant and floral with aromas of flowers and white fruits, apricot and passion fruit. Warm scents of brioche, honey, and hints of herbal tea. Taste Harmonious, complex and delicate with a great freshness. A crisp and well-structured champagne with a gentle silky finish. Serving Suggestions This cuvée, with all its finesse, elegance and freshness is the perfect aperitif. Perfect also with a flaky mushroom pastry, veal tenderloins, apricot tart, and cheeses such as gorgonzola, parmesan, or pecorino romano.
/ Complex aromas and flavors of apricot, orange, mango, vanilla, butter, and brioche with toasty notes. Good body, smooth and elegant; long, balanced finish. Creamy cheeses, Asian fare. A very versatile Champagne.
Celebris Blanc to Blanc Extra Brut MV - 93 Points, International Wine Cellar/ Bright yellow-gold with a strong bead. Yeasty pear, apricot and peach pit aromas are complicated by dried flowers and smoky minerals. Supple and spicy on the palate, which offers concentrated orchard fruit, baking spice and buttered toast flavors, lifted by a gentle lime zest bite. Clings impressively on the finish, with the spicy notes echoing. A very suave mix of depth and energy; ready to drink but built to age too.
Aged Cognac scents introduce this dry, austere wine. The mousse seems to add tension, bringing up the scents of smoke and spice, emphasizing flavors of hazelnuts and bread dough. Young and gruff, this needs a year or two in the cellar to relax.
Celebris Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut - 91 points, Wine & Spirits/ A pale and smoky chardonnay, manifesting the power this variety can achieve in Champagne. Supple, rich, and edgy.