KPG-212

Champagne ‘Cuvee Gastronome’ Brut, P. Gimonnet et Fils

cépage 100% Chardonnay

info/source 50% Chouilly Grand Cru (‘Montaigu,’ ‘Ronds Buissons’),
21% Cuis 1er Cru (‘Basses Vignes’), 16% Cramant Grand Cru
(‘Buissons,’ ‘Bateau’), 13% Oger Grand Cru

malo Yes

élevage Stainless steel

sur latte 48 months

Producer:
Vintage:
2012
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Cote de Blancs
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

This is often my great favorite, for times when I want a slender minerally Champagne with character and length. Didier’s goal is to create a Champagne for the table—thus it has 4 rather than 6 atmospheres of pressure, and a silkier mousse. That said, we’re all starting to realize that most Champagne is fantastic with food. It’s 50% Chouilly Montaigu and Rond Buissons, both in the 55-65 year old range, 21.5% Cuis, 15.5% Cramant and 13% Oger. Maybe it’s that Oger or perhaps it’s the ’12, but this is a fabulous iteration of this (I bought it immediately for my cellar), textbook, a paradigm, the best in years. Long and rich, but incisively thready and chalky —Terry Theise  

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
90
Date:
2014-12-03