Gosset Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut - 750ml

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93pts Wine Enthusiast

Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs gives this Champagne its typical mineral edge that partners with open apple fruits and crisp acidity. The wine perfectly marries fruit and texture. Drink now. Wilson Daniels Ltd.

93pts Connoisseurs' Guide

Blanc de Blancs are generally regarded as the lighter, more elegant members of the Champagne family, and, if this expressive and involving effort from Gosset hits the mark for refinement, it goes well beyond the norm in terms of sheer richness and depth. It is as complex as Blanc de Blancs is wont to get and sports layer upon layer of brioche, biscuits and cream, but for all of its autolyzed extras it is still spry and vital with life to spare. It is an altogether compelling Champagne best sipped slowly and on its own, but we would not refuse a few oysters if offered.

93pts Wine & Spirits

This wine’s flavors seem to be carved out of chalk, its fruit mellowed to notes of Marcona almond, toast and white mushrooms, its structure firm and classical. It’s a blend of chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims, achieving its richness without malolactic fermentation, so there’s a sharp line of acidity adding a chalky grace note in the end.

92pts Wine Spectator

A toasty version, with sleek acidity sculpting the layers of Meyer lemon peel, papaya, toasted brioche and lime blossom flavors. Tightly meshed, with a well-cut, lingering finish of smoky mineral. Disgorged May 2018. Drink now through 2024.

92pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Based on the 2016 vintage and disgorged in September 2019, the new release of Gosset's NV Brut Grand Blanc de Blancs (which will arrive in the US later this year) unwinds in the glass with notes of citrus oil, warm biscuits, green apple and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, deep and tightly wound, it's racy and incisive, with a bright spine of acidity, chalky structure and a long, penetrating finish. As ever, this cuvée emphasizes Chardonnay from the Montagne de Reims. Rating: 92+

92pts James Suckling

A light, bright and lithe Champagne that has plenty of bright, toasty aromas with grapefruit and spiced lemon-biscuit notes. The palate is rich, smoothly fleshy and has attractive build and deep, lemon and grilled-nectarine flavors. Drink now.

 

Winemaker Notes

Pale golden yellow; the fine, steady bubbles rise gracefully. The nose is both mineral and floral, revealing aromas of flowers, white fruits, apricots, Mirabelle plum and light notes of lemon, citrus fruit, quince jelly and honey. White flowers mingle with a hint of toastiness. There is a silky and harmonious sensation for this crisp, structured champagne.

The Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut makes the perfect apéritif; its freshness also makes it ideal for pairing with many dishes, including scallops, crab remoulade or gougères.

 

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