Grand Millésime Brut
The Wine Advocate
Gosset's 2006 Grand Millésime Brut is still on the market, and the wine is very open and expressive by the house's standards, bursting from the glass with notes of crisp but sun-kissed yellow orchard fruit, pear, clear honey and warm biscuits. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, broad and creamy, with a fleshy, generous profile that's balanced by brisk acids and enlivened by a delicate pinpoint mousse, concluding with a subtly chalky finish.
Crisp and minerally up front, this is finely meshed and mouthwatering, lightly chalky in texture and offering flavors of ripe black currant, lemon pith and pastry dough. Floral and spice notes play on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2029. 216 cases imported.
Gosset (go-SAY) has always been one of my favorite Champagne Houses, and thus a fitting wine with which to end 2018 and usher in 2019. The wines have purity and, above all, personality. They are as fresh and invigorating as cold winter air. The Blanc de Blancs is starched and minerally; the rosé is regal and delicious, and this complex...