Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

Oenophile Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut 1er Cru Champagne

9.372 ratings
9.421 pro ratings
Côte des Blancs, Champagne, France
Chardonnay
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
Jay Kline

Outstanding. White peach and meringue...rich...super young. Some time in the cellar will do these well.

Outstanding. White peach and meringue...rich...super young. Some time in the cellar will do these well.

Dec 17th, 2017
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

One of my favorite BdB producers in one of my favorite BdB vintages. Electric.

One of my favorite BdB producers in one of my favorite BdB vintages. Electric.

Sep 12th, 2017
Fredrik Johansson

Winemaker Staglin Family Vineyard

9.5

Disgorged June 3, 2015.

Disgorged June 3, 2015.

Mar 18th, 2016
Beth Cotenoff

Happy place.

Happy place.

Nov 24th, 2015
Nicholas Livingston

Glorious Chardonnay from a dynamic and promising vintage and thus very capable as a non dosé, extra brut, this ŒNOPHILE may be labeled 1er Cru but this is perennially 80% and more Grand Cru -an admixture of Chouilly, Cramant, Cuis, and Oger. Finishing off at a mere 1.5g/l rs, this penetrating Blanc des Blancs is just right by nature with ample ripe Asian pear lending an exotic fragrance to complement a baked ginger spice, and rye tangerine -with great depth for a vintage debutante leading off into this world in its first blush -into a world with a growing suspicion of non dosé after years en vogue. Its star rose among the great restaurants for its clear taste of goût de terroir -after all: without dosage there's nothing to hide behind (!) but despite what we read repeated in the press when the sommeliers speak in private paroles the consensus I hear is that this category's pendulum is on its return swing after some lean years left us wanting. Gimonnet's ŒNOPHILE however proves how balanced years marrying beautifully ripened fruit with racy minerality can not only pull it off but are all the better non dosé! This is a treat and I look forward to tasting this over the next decade to see it come of age and wow us all into certainty that non dosé Champagne in the right year and right hands can age gloriously.

Glorious Chardonnay from a dynamic and promising vintage and thus very capable as a non dosé, extra brut, this ŒNOPHILE may be labeled 1er Cru but this is perennially 80% and more Grand Cru -an admixture of Chouilly, Cramant, Cuis, and Oger. Finishing off at a mere 1.5g/l rs, this penetrating Blanc des Blancs is just right by nature with ample ripe Asian pear lending an exotic fragrance to complement a baked ginger spice, and rye tangerine -with great depth for a vintage debutante leading off into this world in its first blush -into a world with a growing suspicion of non dosé after years en vogue. Its star rose among the great restaurants for its clear taste of goût de terroir -after all: without dosage there's nothing to hide behind (!) but despite what we read repeated in the press when the sommeliers speak in private paroles the consensus I hear is that this category's pendulum is on its return swing after some lean years left us wanting. Gimonnet's ŒNOPHILE however proves how balanced years marrying beautifully ripened fruit with racy minerality can not only pull it off but are all the better non dosé! This is a treat and I look forward to tasting this over the next decade to see it come of age and wow us all into certainty that non dosé Champagne in the right year and right hands can age gloriously.

Nov 20th, 2015
Brent Mayeaux

Production Burn Cottage Vineyard

9.5

Such a great wine, even in nights when I can't give it the attention it deserves.

Such a great wine, even in nights when I can't give it the attention it deserves.

Nov 1st, 2015
Veronica Castro

Stopped me dead in my tracks.

Stopped me dead in my tracks.

Oct 17th, 2015
Ross Cobb

Owner/Winemaker Cobb Wines, Winemaker Hirsch Vineyards, Claypool Cellars, Banshee Wines

9.6

Phenomenal,crisp, lemon cream.

Phenomenal,crisp, lemon cream.

Dec 16th, 2014
Garrett Pierce

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Fruits and minerals. Showing surprising amounts of blue fruit. Very nice. Loving Gimonnet.

Fruits and minerals. Showing surprising amounts of blue fruit. Very nice. Loving Gimonnet.

Apr 9th, 2015