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Special Club Chouilly Grand Cru Champagne 2015

David T
9.4

Beautiful. Much softer and rounder than the 16 Oger Grand Cru Special Club.

The mousse is fantastic…smooth as silk…micro oxygenation.

Lightly, bruised, red & green apple, pear, tones of apple cider, citrus blend-lime led, pineapple juice, notes of ginger-ale, shades of hues of brown sugar, cream, some bread dough, baguette crust, light yeastiness, perfect chalkiness, alluvial limestone, saline, sea fossils, soft white pepper, yellow lilies, spring flowers, soft, lively, perfect acidity and a beautiful two-minutes finish that encompasses; incredible balance, tension, structure and master woven.

The “Chouilly Grand Cru” Millésimé is the only vintage that comes from several plots, but from a single place called “Montaigu”. Its style represents the archetype of fine, delicate and creamy “blanc de Blancs” Champagne. It is made from several plots..12 hectares. 60 months on lees. They are an original member of the Club Trésors de Champagne.

Photos of, Gimonnet, Didier Gimonnet, the amazing chalk in their vineyards, Cote de Blanc Chardonnay grapes.
— 2 months ago

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That’s 2016 Oger needs to relax. It’s a bright ball of energy and needs time to chill out and relax.
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Like the purity and how clean their cuvées are. Both deserve time in the cellar.

Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

Special Club Grands Terroirs de Chardonnay Champagne 2015

Exquisite and delicious!!

Beautifully balanced between fresh, vibrant apple, lemon peel notes and brioche, biscuit, toasted almond, and pastry notes, with some delicate bruised pear characteristics revealing a bit of bottle age.

Mousse is fine-grained, persistent, and well-integrated. So good!
— 5 months ago

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Jean-Pierre Vacher & Fils

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Outstanding Costco purchase. Vegetal notes upfront, green bell pepper, salt, chalk , citrus notes as well, under ripe kiwi, lime. Beautiful amounts of acid, key lime pie , dry wine with great structure. Fantastic buy. 12.5% — a month ago

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Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

Oger Grand Cru Special Club Champagne Blend 2016

Popped and poured; no formal notes. While the Goutorbe was ready for the business, this 2016 from Gimonnet was more of a discussion about its potential. This Special Club bottling showcases Oger and naturally, is a 100% Chardonnay BdB. I like where it’s headed, it’s just so youthful and tightly coiled. Loads of minerals and acid. Needs time. Drink after 2026 and through 2046. — 3 months ago

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Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

Brut Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Welcome to the New Year 2024! Really enjoyed. — 3 months ago

Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2019

NOSE: brambly berries and branches …

TASTE: dense berry compote, baking spices, tobacco, and bitter chocolate ... 90!
— 5 months ago

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Domaine Pierre Amiot et Fils

Les Millandes Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Pinot Noir

No formal notes but like other 2010’s either in a dumb phase or just a spotty vintage. — 2 months ago

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Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

Brut Extra Blanc De Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

David T
9.1

Thought I’d try their N/V after enjoying their 16 Grand Cru Special Cru so much. It’s nice but not the life changing 2016. 100% Chardonnay.

Seems like there is some wood in this or saw some air during fermentation. Apple, pear, touch of pineapple, nice mousse, white citrus blend, baguette crust, yeasty, bread dough, graham cracker, limestone marl, chalkiness that grips with a sharp press into the palate, white spice, sea fossils, light saline, white flowers, excellent crisp acidity and an excellently balanced, well structured & balanced finish that lasts a full minute.
— 3 months ago

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