Delicious. Rich and full, beautifully textured, lovely leesy notes but still a lot of chunky fruit. Racy acidity - compared to other 99s I've had lately which are a little flabby and over the hill. Drinking really well now. Probably won't keep too much longer because I doubt it'll get any better. Good wine from a poor vintage.
Deep color. Intense but sharp nose that has hints of clementine, licorice (?) and Asian spice. Pretty unique if you ask me. The is a nice juicy quality that unfortunately falls off fast and ends with too much tang. Good but no more. (86)
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(Gosset Grand MillÚsime) An evolved nose here, polished wood to the fore, although with good solid fruit beneath. The palate continues this impression, with elements of Brazil nut and fine oxidative wood and polish flavours, although with a bright and fresh structure. A very expressive wine, a good quality and clean composition although with a very distinctive character.
(Gosset Grand MillÚsime) A fine nose, fine, with notes of almonds with a lightly roasted edge, and baked oat biscuit with a little honey tinge. This has great style. The palate is full, showing some evolution, with more nutty character like that on the nose. This is a big, bold and yet elegantly defined wine built around a crisp acid core. Excellent wine.
(Gosset Grand MillÚsime) This has an unusual character on the nose, showing some paradoxical sweet yet lemony fruit, with a faint toffee character. I find it quite difficult to describe. Direct and lemony fruit on the palate, a little richness, beautifully framed, well structured, with a lovely composition within. Really good potential here, certainly on the up, although it needs more time to further come together.
As you get bombarded by Champagne offers, let me add one to the pile.
I tasted this wine a few nights ago and it is even better than I remember. We offered it a year or so ago and the extra year has brought out even more elegance and nobility. I’ve been fairly long-winded today so I will just say, this wine is fabulous, floaty and long - I was able to get a small stash of cellar stock and it is quite worthy of your interest:
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
This parcel is directly form the source with perfect provenance – should be here right before Christmas:
(Gosset Grand MillÚsime) Served very cold. Perhaps this helps to explain the reserved nose; it had a nice, rather complex, oily-oaky character, with creamy, nutty toffee when a little warmer. A very bright palate, with citrus fruit, a broad and pervasive style, with clean fruit on the finish. This is precise, elegant, with really good lines. A lovely style, which has certainly picked up its feet since I last tasted it. Excellent potential.
(Gosset Grand MillÚsime) There is a faint caramel note on the nose here, behind some rather subtle stone fruit character. But it is quite muted; put simply, this is really rather closed at present. An elegant presence on the palate, followed by a wall of firm acidity, which dominates the soft, creamy, bready, slightly nutty mouthfeel. There is good potential for the cellar here.
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