Gardet

120 Anniversary Extra Brut Champagne Blend

9.21 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

Happy New Year!

70 Pinot noir/30 Chardonnay. Blend of 12 harvests: 1943, 1947, 1959, 1988, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2011, 15% of which are very old vintages.

From a complexity standpoint, this isn’t high up the scale, but it’s quite an easy champagne to drink and enjoy. With the reserve wine usage, the golden color doesn’t come as a surprise. Yeasty/brioche aromatics with some caramel dipped golden delicious apple, honeycomb, tart apple crisp and just a faint note of limestone at the finish. For being extra brut, it has plenty of sweet/rich fruit.

At the price point, there are other options that deliver similar/equal (if not more) complexity and enjoyment, but fun to try this due to all the unique older vintages.

Happy New Year!

70 Pinot noir/30 Chardonnay. Blend of 12 harvests: 1943, 1947, 1959, 1988, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2011, 15% of which are very old vintages.

From a complexity standpoint, this isn’t high up the scale, but it’s quite an easy champagne to drink and enjoy. With the reserve wine usage, the golden color doesn’t come as a surprise. Yeasty/brioche aromatics with some caramel dipped golden delicious apple, honeycomb, tart apple crisp and just a faint note of limestone at the finish. For being extra brut, it has plenty of sweet/rich fruit.

At the price point, there are other options that deliver similar/equal (if not more) complexity and enjoyment, but fun to try this due to all the unique older vintages.

Jan 2nd, 2022