Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

Cuvée Paradoxe 1er Cru Brut Champagne

9.269 ratings
9.235 pro ratings
France
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.4

Toasty. Nice time in the bottle. Belated thank you to Alex Fishman!

Toasty. Nice time in the bottle. Belated thank you to Alex Fishman!

1 person found it helpfulMay 19th, 2016
Justin Timsit, MS

Wine Director, The Rittenhouse

9.5

Blend of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir from a stellar vintage. Richness of the Pinot really shines, with the acid of the Chardonnay slicing right through. Pinot comes from the 1er Cru village of Cuis known mostly for its Chardonnay, thus "Paradoxe"

Blend of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir from a stellar vintage. Richness of the Pinot really shines, with the acid of the Chardonnay slicing right through. Pinot comes from the 1er Cru village of Cuis known mostly for its Chardonnay, thus "Paradoxe"

1 person found it helpfulOct 14th, 2015
Isaac Pirolo

Gimonnet's Paradoxe features Pinot Noir two-to-one over Chardonnay. The result is an abundance of all things cherry, and most notably the pit. But cherry is only first layer of this jawbreaker of a Champagne. An enormously complex briny, flowery, yeasty, nutty, citrusy, umami, minty, toasty, creamy, peachy, and funky bubbly.

Gimonnet's Paradoxe features Pinot Noir two-to-one over Chardonnay. The result is an abundance of all things cherry, and most notably the pit. But cherry is only first layer of this jawbreaker of a Champagne. An enormously complex briny, flowery, yeasty, nutty, citrusy, umami, minty, toasty, creamy, peachy, and funky bubbly.

Mar 30th, 2017
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.5

First time with this cuvee. I dig 🍾

First time with this cuvee. I dig 🍾

Dec 25th, 2016
Matt

Forward, fresh, crisp. I was expecting a little more flesh and density. Must be all that CH in the blend. Somewhat linear. Juicy and upfront palate followed by a mineral and textural finish. Bosc pears, apple skin, chalk, a little toast, starchy. 52% PN 48% CH 10/2014 disgorgement.

Forward, fresh, crisp. I was expecting a little more flesh and density. Must be all that CH in the blend. Somewhat linear. Juicy and upfront palate followed by a mineral and textural finish. Bosc pears, apple skin, chalk, a little toast, starchy. 52% PN 48% CH 10/2014 disgorgement.

Dec 2nd, 2016
Shane Mohr

Winemaker La Crema

9.2

Absolutely rocking vintage bubbles for a great price.

Absolutely rocking vintage bubbles for a great price.

Mar 13th, 2016
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.3

Happy rich buttery brioche and seawater

Happy rich buttery brioche and seawater

Mar 6th, 2016
Matt Ryan

Just the perfect thing for Christmas. Ripe and robust style.

Just the perfect thing for Christmas. Ripe and robust style.

Dec 25th, 2015
Rachel Gendreau

Birthday bubbles to commemorate the twins' fourth birthday-
Me: "We have historically significant champagne tonight! This bottle was disgorged in October 2011!" Father: "Disgorged in October 2011, just like pregnant you!"

Birthday bubbles to commemorate the twins' fourth birthday-
Me: "We have historically significant champagne tonight! This bottle was disgorged in October 2011!" Father: "Disgorged in October 2011, just like pregnant you!"

Oct 30th, 2015
Alejandro Medina

Vintage Champagne - 1er Cru - WHOA! This is excellent.

Vintage Champagne - 1er Cru - WHOA! This is excellent.

Jul 15th, 2015