Golden in color, very pretty.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and small bubbles.
Dry on the palate with nice complexity and mouthfeel.
Showing lots of yeast and bread notes with citrus, limes, green apples, Mediterranean spices, herbs, white pepper and minerals.
Tasting this aged vintage champagnes is always a great experience. I really liked the nose once it opened up.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime, and I liked it better once it warmed up a bit.
Thank you John for sharing this with me.
Paired very well with the caviar and the charcuterie board.
12% alcohol by volume.
$450. — 6 days ago
At the Dom Perignon dinner last Friday night. David Cross from Moët Hennessy who presented on the night said that this was the first showing of the 2012 in Australia. More intensity and power than the 2010. David thought the 2012 will be the better wine (a definite future P2 star) but the 2010 the better wine to drink now. Almost like a very good white burgundy with a little bubble. — 7 days ago
The starter at the Dom Perignon dinner last Friday night. The standard Moët et Chandon from wrapped magnum (will find the correct term) - protecting the champagne from light. The ideal starter - fresh with apple, citrus, mineral and showing more depth of flavour than the usual standard Moët. Higher dosage? — 7 days ago
At the Dom Perignon dinner last Friday night. This was the 2005 in a luminous bottle which presents wonderfully in a darkened room - somewhat of a marketing gimmick, with a little battery in the punt of the bottle, but I’m sure it has the desired effect of selling more bottles. Didn’t take as many notes as I should have as the previous wonderful Champagne started to kick in! Salmon/Pink in colour - a wonderfully fragrant Pinot nose - rich on the palate with more phenolics than the 2006 to follow. This is more the keeper. A good red burgundy with bubbles. — 7 days ago
This is one of my always wines, because I’m always going to buy it and I’m always going to drink it. Straight out of Chavot and Épernay comes this beautifully balanced Blanc de Blancs. One of the most crowd pleasing crowd pleasers I can remember tasting. A nervy Brut Nature that’s harsh in a that good way we all desire but not severe. A great amount of reserve wines used which enhances the whole show. Natural with superb tension and precision. Such an incredibly pure representation of Chardonnay and the terroir happening here.
Lemon zest, apples, and grapefruit initially on the somewhat restrained nose. Saline minerality and chalk is abundant with a bit of yeast. Citrus fruit takes over after plenty of air. The palate follows the nose with elderberry and pears on the tongue. Almond slivers and subtle spice. This is one of my favorite wines, one that is endlessly pleasing and interesting. Drink up. — 10 hours ago
Off golden color with oh so many fine little bubbles. Absolutely intoxicating aromas bursting out of the glass. Fine cheese, green apples, and boysenberry immediately followed by a whiff of violets. Gingerbread and almonds with a nice shock of grapefruit. This is ridiculous, it just keeps going. A little chalk and yeast with a bit of sage.
From a selection of Grand and Premier Cru areas in the Côte des Blancs, Montagne de Reims, and Vallée de la Marne and aged over ten years on lees. This is a superb standard bearer of Grand Marque vintage champagne year in and year out. Almost perfect structure and balance and all is in harmony here. 60/40 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay mostly vinified in steel tanks with a small amount done in oak. Disgorged in June of 2019.
Grace and elegance with a sturdy backbone. A bit closed in initially but given some time really opens up nicely. Cherries and pineapples with honey butter. Herbs and citrus with oak. Roasted nuts on the long, powerful finish. You already know you want this so there’s not much else I can say except, you’re right. — 14 days ago
At the Dom Perignon dinner last Friday night. This was definitely the Star of the Show. David Cross from Moët Hennessy who presented on the night and has tasted many great Champagnes in his 30 year career said this was in the top 3 Champagnes he had ever tasted. He also represents Krug. In a word this was stunning!! The essence of the Plenitude programme - Complexity with Freshness. Disgorged 18 months ago. Touches of sea spray, biscuit, beeswax and mineral. Poised and refined. Just gorgeous - had to buy a bottle. — 7 days ago
These Pierre Gimonnet champagnes are always of the highest quality from the Côte des Blancs and with terrific prices. An original member of the Club Trésors de Champagne, the Special Club, and an easy buy, each and every time.
The color of starlight on a cloudless night. A surplus of tiny bubbles and persistent perlage throughout. A very clean and focused nose showcasing lemon peel, pears, and sea salt. Vanilla custard and pronounced smoke. Hazelnuts and freshly baked dough with a nice dose of spice. Apples of the green and red varieties.
Some love has to be shown to the labels. Classy metal front label and an ultra informative back label. Pure Chardonnay from the Grand Crus of Cramant (59%) and Chouilly (25%) with the rest coming from the Premier Cru terroir of Cuis. The acidity here is outrageous and highly focused, really beautiful. Very pure and creamy. Disgorged in December of 2019 with an Extra Brut dosage of 4 g/l.
Everything carries over to the palate. A very complex and harmonious champagne. Fresh and bold with more apples and spice. Strong minerality and yeast here. Long, enduring finish. This definitely lives up to the standards of Gimonnet and the Special Club. Don’t sleep on these 14’s, they’re alive and kicking. — 8 days ago