Gaston Chiquet

Special Club Brut Champagne Blend

9.228 ratings
9.27 pro ratings
Dizy, Vallée de la Marne, 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
Vito Sergio Parente

A bit too rich but delicious with king crab.

A bit too rich but delicious with king crab.

Feb 15th, 2019
Matt Lasater

This just captures the essence of Chiquet’s style and the Grande Vallée so well. Beautiful and graceful fruit, deeply concentrated chalky minerality, flashy yet poised. Really everything I want when I open bubbles. NYE in Tahoe 😸 70 CH 30 PN, 9/2016 disgorgement

This just captures the essence of Chiquet’s style and the Grande Vallée so well. Beautiful and graceful fruit, deeply concentrated chalky minerality, flashy yet poised. Really everything I want when I open bubbles. NYE in Tahoe 😸 70 CH 30 PN, 9/2016 disgorgement

Jan 1st, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

This is the "poor man's Clos des Groisse" alright. Stellar vintage that displays power without being forceful, delicacy without shyness. Bright aromatics, green apple and slightly tart stone fruit flavors. Chalky mouthfeel and piercing minerality, slightly creamy mid palate. Great weight without feeling heavy. The 2009 required more dosage than is typical, but not at the expense of raciness or precision- this is still a more austere expression in spite of the higher sugar. Exceptional.

This is the "poor man's Clos des Groisse" alright. Stellar vintage that displays power without being forceful, delicacy without shyness. Bright aromatics, green apple and slightly tart stone fruit flavors. Chalky mouthfeel and piercing minerality, slightly creamy mid palate. Great weight without feeling heavy. The 2009 required more dosage than is typical, but not at the expense of raciness or precision- this is still a more austere expression in spite of the higher sugar. Exceptional.

Mar 3rd, 2018
Allison Lyzenga

Medium gold; medium plus intensity aromas of dried apple, pear, pastry dough, brioche, almond paste; fully developed; off dry, high acid, medium alcohol, medium body, delicate mousse, pronounced flavors of apple strudel, brioche, almond paste; long finish

Medium gold; medium plus intensity aromas of dried apple, pear, pastry dough, brioche, almond paste; fully developed; off dry, high acid, medium alcohol, medium body, delicate mousse, pronounced flavors of apple strudel, brioche, almond paste; long finish

Nov 2nd, 2017
Jay Kline

For NYE, a few friends and I decided to throw a private party in a historic building downtown that was converted into a private residence decades ago. Three levels, three DJ’s, live percussion on the main floor. It was bananas. I brought this bottle to ring in the New Year and while the environment wasn’t the best for contemplation, the wine was delicious and left an impression none-the-less. The nose indicated a warmer vintage with powerful aromas of honeyed fruit, brown butter, brioche and torchon. On the palate it was rich and satisfying; the finish lingered for well over a minute. Very good indeed. I would enjoy drinking this again in slightly less distracting circumstances. Happy New Year to the Delectable community!

For NYE, a few friends and I decided to throw a private party in a historic building downtown that was converted into a private residence decades ago. Three levels, three DJ’s, live percussion on the main floor. It was bananas. I brought this bottle to ring in the New Year and while the environment wasn’t the best for contemplation, the wine was delicious and left an impression none-the-less. The nose indicated a warmer vintage with powerful aromas of honeyed fruit, brown butter, brioche and torchon. On the palate it was rich and satisfying; the finish lingered for well over a minute. Very good indeed. I would enjoy drinking this again in slightly less distracting circumstances. Happy New Year to the Delectable community!

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Nate Buchanan

Heavy on the chard. High carbonation. Good finish. -LK

Heavy on the chard. High carbonation. Good finish. -LK

Aug 3rd, 2019
Ryan Vento

Guys night out at The Tasting Room.
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Creme brûlée and citrus notes with a nice, refreshing, vibrant mouthfeel. Disgorged Feb. 2017.

Guys night out at The Tasting Room.
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Creme brûlée and citrus notes with a nice, refreshing, vibrant mouthfeel. Disgorged Feb. 2017.

Apr 10th, 2019
Jeremy Buss

Not a common Champagne drinker and loved this bottle!!

Not a common Champagne drinker and loved this bottle!!

Mar 14th, 2019
Matthew Cohen

Very fruity. A touch of bitterness. Nicely mineral. Juicy.

Very fruity. A touch of bitterness. Nicely mineral. Juicy.

Jan 20th, 2019
Anjanette Pelletier

Great with food. Better after some breathing. Nice bubbles and good Chardonnay flavors.

Great with food. Better after some breathing. Nice bubbles and good Chardonnay flavors.

Dec 28th, 2018