Gosset Grand Millesime Brut 1999
Gosset only uses juice from the first and best pressing of grapes, and unlike most other producers, initial fermentation is still carried out in small oak barrels. Riddling and disgorgement are performed by hand.
Significantly, and in contrast to virtually all other houses, Gosset... View More
Whiffs of malt, beer and vanilla with an enjoyable aged nuance. Great weight and depth of fruit with butterscotch, malt and vanilla flavors. Lasting sweetness with grilled pineapple accenting the finish.
Pale gold, with a lively, energetic mousse. High-pitched, intensely floral aromas of white rose, honeysuckle, fresh peach and ripe lime. A fresh, bright midweight, offering assertive, spicy flavors of apple, ruby-red grapefruit and pear, along with notes of cinnamon and mace. Intense, tangy and powerful through the lively finish, which shows pronounced notes of licorice and white pepper.
Very toasty nose with notes of roasted nuts, kaya (coconut and egg) jam and toffee pie. Given the rich appearance of the nose, the palate is surprisingly elegant with some warm apple flavours coming though plus a nice touch of minerality. Crisp backbone of acid and a long, chalky finish. Drink now to 2019. Tasted February 2009.
If this seems soft at first, that’s the year. Soon enough, the hallmark Gosset acidity and minerality show through, with the addition of spicy pear and some toast. They give a tightness to the wine, a coiled spring effect, that shows through all that rich fruit right to the aftertaste.
Graphite and cedar aromas lead to honey and pastry flavors in this rich, voluminous Champagne. Lush-textured, yet firms up toward the finish, where more complex notes of mineral and roasted nuts emerge. Drink now through 2012. 3,500 cases made.
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Gosset's reputation for excellence starts on the vines. Its champagnes are composed almost entirely of grapes from Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards. Unlike most champagne producers,... View More