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Champagne ‘Cuvee Prestige’, Goutorbe

cépage 70% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Meunier

assemblage 2008 base, 25% 2006-2007 info/source Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier from Aÿ Grand Cru and Mareuil-sur-Aÿ 1er Cru; Chardonnay from Bisseuil 1er Cru

malo Yes

élevage Stainless Steel

sur latte 48 Months

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

Tasting Notes

Yes, a plus. Shocked me too. This is 65% 2008, so maybe not so shocking after all. It’s unsurprisingly delicious, with ‘08’s silvery lift and a white-flower talc-y coolness. This is the best NV I’ve tasted here, and yes I did notice a small note of oxidation but I saw it as “antique” rather than decadent. And let’s remember: how many NV grower Champagnes have an 8-year old wine as the youngest year in the blend???

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
90
Date:
2015-11-02

Spectator

Score:
90
Date:
2013-10-15
Review:
Firm and fresh, exhibiting anise and almond notes that accent flavors of apricot, yellow plum, black raspberry and biscuit flavors, with a zesty finish. Disgorged July 2012. Drink now through 2015. –AN

Tanzer

Score:
90
Date:
2013-12-20
Review:
(75% pinot noir, 20% chardonnay and 5% pinot meunier, with 2007 as its base and the balance 2006 and reserve wines; disgorged after 32 months on its lees in October, 2012): Light, bright gold. Ripe but sharply focused orange, redcurrant and mineral scents are complicated by a pungent floral nuance. Supple in texture, with juicy citrus and red berry flavors enlivened by zesty acidity. Fleshes out with aeration, picking up a nectarine quality and a late tarragon note that lingers on the smooth, spice-tinged finish.

Burghound

Score:
91
Review:
(mostly ’03 fruit with some reserve wine; disgorged August, 2008). A
distinctly yeasty and solidly complex nose is at once elegant and seductive while introducing moderately effervescent flavors
that do not possess the edge that many of the more forcefully bubbly wines have, all wrapped in a delicious, sappy and
lingering finish. In a perfect world, this could use a bit more backend delineation perhaps but it’s a satisfying drink that is
pleasing now though it should hold with no worries. 91/now+

Champagne Guide

Score:
(*)
Date:
2010-11-01
Review:
This blend consists of 70 percent pinot noir from Aÿ, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Hautvillers and Mutigny, along with 30 percent chardonnay from Bisseuil. It’s currently based on the 2003 vintage, and while it feels rounder and larger in body than the Tradition, it’s also noticeably finer in texture and tone. There’s a deep, darkly mouthfilling presence of red fruit aroma, backed by a firm structure and balanced length. It’s not as subtle or as soil-inflected as previous versions of this cuvée were, but makes up for it in its depth of flavor. Last tasted: 2/09