KGO-6

Champagne, Blanc de Blancs, Goutorbe

Producer:
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Vallee de la Marne
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750

Tasting Notes

I have long coveted this cuvée, which they produce in miniscule quantities. It’s all ’06 and all Bisseuil, and it’s utterly delicious, amazingly sprightly and flowery for an ’06; total wisteria and purple lilac; endlessly charming, limpid, a girlish giggle of fruit; finishes with balsam and lavender. This isn’t “mineral;” it’s a garden of flowers on a mild morning, just as the sun hits it. Disgorged 7/10. —Terry Theise

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Press & Reviews

Tanzer

Score:
90
Date:
2012-12-14
Review:
(made from mostly 2006 wine): Light gold. Pungent aromas of peach skin, honey and chamomile, with an undercurrent of smoky minerals. Shows good power and depth, with deep citrus pith, pit fruit and honey flavors. Picks up a licorice note on the long, chewy finish. A serious, brawny Champagne that's well suited to richly sauced, full-flavored foods. - Josh Raynolds