48 Ratings
Gosset Champagne Brut Excellence
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Wine Description

Refined and creamy, with delicate acidity that finds fine balance with the layers of poached apple and pear, lemon cake, ground ginger, smoke and almond cream flavors. Very elegant.

Winemaker's Notes

Light yellow with a powerful, frothy bead. Gentle orange and orchard fruit aromas are complicated by toasty lees and sweet butter. Plump and creamy, with supple poached pear and soft citrus flavors de...

The Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes primarily come from Grand and Premier Cru vineyards in Aÿ, Ambonnay, Bouzy, Louvois, Verzenay and Verzy among others. The Chardonnay grapes are sourced from Grand and Premier Cru vineyards in Avize, Mesnil Sur Oger, Chouilly, and Oger, among others. On average, a blend of selected crus from three different harvests, including 20% reserve wines. The wine spends an average of 2.5 to 3 years resting on the lees before disgorging.

Baking spices, toffee, mushroom and earth on the nose; seems riper and more evolved than last fall's release. Rich and soft in the mouth, with roasted grain and toffee notes; a creamy yeast autolysis ...

Wine Spectator: 88 points

Wine & Spirits 90

The Wine News 92

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    From the oldest winemaking house in Champagne. The Gosset Brut Excellence merits it name and the Grand Cru village of Ay which is home to the Gosset House. It is layered in complexity, showing the power and body you get from pinot noir with the elegant flavors and balance from chardonnay. Rich and warm flavors of baked apple pie with a lingering creaminess and nuttiness. This is the wine for folks who like 'em rich and nutty ;) Paired with Sweet potato blini topped with Chive Mascarpone & Black American at Etoile in Edgartown.

    almost 2 years
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    Watsons burgandy wine dinner

    almost 3 years
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    over 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Planet Grape
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Planet Grape
  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits
  • Wine News
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News
  • Wine & Spirits
    Made in a nonmalolactic style, with the initial fermentation in small oak barrels, this cuvee ages three years on the lees. It relies on the 2000 vintage, with 12 percent reserve wines from 1999. Lovely combination of flavor and harmony. Loads of mineral- and spice-tinged fruit highlight this creamy, concentrated brut. It's dry, with tangy acidity and a lingering finish. 45 percent Pinot Noir, 42 percent Chardonnay and 13 percent Pinot Meunier.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    45% Pinot Noir; 42% Chardonnay; 13% Pinot Meunier. Close in richness and depth if a bit younger in cast, this wine boasts a solid, creamy mousse and nicely toasty, yeasty notes backed up by crisp acids and a lasting aftertaste. We also tasted this wine from magnum and are happy to suggest it to you for special occasions for its added richness and roundness.
  • Wine Spectator
    As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/06
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/06