Friday 1 February 2019

Gosset Champagne - Nine Wines Tasted

The other day I was invited by Divine to taste a range from Gosset. Nicolas Cauchios from Gosset presented the wines with charm and wit.

NV Extra Brut
This used to be called Excellence but from last year it is called Extra Brut. This 45% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier blend has a delicate, light, inviting nose with notes of yellow flowers, detergent and smoke. Salivating and fine.
The taste is dry and fresh with notes of chalk, lemon zest and summer flowers. A fine acidity that cleans up the palate. Despite the blend I find more Chardonnay notes in the wine. Very, very good.
88p   (tasted 2019/01)

NV Grande Réserve Brut
The Grande Réserve shows a fresh, open nose with notes of peach, earthy flowers and potatoe water. Luscious and fine.
The taste is steely and mineral laden with notes of red currants, peach and dry caramel. A focused finish. Very, very good.
90p   (tasted 2019/01)

NV Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut
Raciness and refinement, that is what greats you when you put your nose in the glass. Notes of white currants, French nougat and rain-wet asphalt flows up from the glass. Lovely.
The taste is high and fine with a steely character and notes of summer flowers, lemon cream and chalk. Very pure. Delicious.
93p   (tasted 2019/01)

NV Grand Blanc de Meunier Extra Brut
A very fine, open, appealing nose with notes of ripe red apples, dark cookie dough, spices (especially a hint of black pepper) and fine floral aromas. This is a stunner!
The taste is refined and racy with notes of red currants, clay, dried flowers and some tawny biscuit notes coming through at the end. A high acidity that balances the fruit perfectly. Very complex. Great wine. The baseyear of this beauty and the Blanc de Noir below is 2007.
94p   (tasted 2019/01)

NV Grand Blanc de Noir Extra Brut
The Blanc de Noir displays a deep, refined nose with notes of sweet minerals, salmiak, red currants and a hint of dark chocolate. Very, very fine.
The taste is high and tight with notes of iron, red currants, earth and a hint of blueberries. Very long. Lots of power but it doesn´t have the charm of the Meuiner. Needs 5+ years.
92p   (tasted 2019/01)

2006 Grand Millésime Brut
This 12 year old Champagne presents itself with a deep, somewhat mature nose with notes of sea sand, oranges, spices and decaying flowers. Open and fine.
The taste is elegant and stony with notes of red currants, chrushed rocks, smoke and dried flowers. A good acidity. Very, very good but it lacks a bit of oomph for a vintage.
90p   (tasted 2019/01)

2007 Celebris Extra Brut
This is a keeper! The nose is very deep, focused and handsome with notes of rhubarb, freshly washed clothes, smoke, ripe flowers, chalk and spices. Just lovely.
The taste is tight and concentrated with notes of sun warm rocks, red currants, iron, spices and almond paste. The finish goes on and on and the palate is cleansed by a high, balanced acidity. Great wine.
94p   (tasted 2019/01)

NV Grand Rosé Brut
A mineraly, stony nose with additional notes of lingonberries, tiles, dry spices and a hint of cool tobacco.
The taste is dry and tight with notes of earth, dried strawberries and asphalt. A tad foursquare. Good acidity.
87p   (tasted 2019/01)

2007 Celebris Rosé Extra Brut
The Rosé version of Celebris is also a splendid wine. The nose is deep and refined with notes of dried wild strawberries, iron, ripe red currants, spices and forest floor. Ethereal. Really fine.
The taste is tight and racy with notes of dried flowers, iron, sunwarm rocks, spices and a gorgeous mix of strawberries, raspberries and red currants. Very long and intense. A firm spine. 5+ years.
93p   (tasted 2019/01)

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