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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Gaston-Chiquet Special Club Brut Millesime 2004
Gaston-Chiquet Special Club Brut Millesime 2004
(search item no. 120744)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $76.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Special Club 2004 is a golden yellow hue with a hint of green. It has a fine nose of red fruit, including prune, plum, glazed fruit, with a touch of oxidation. Lively yet fresh and balanced palate; hazelnut, ripe fruit, quince paste in the long finish. A refined grand vintage.
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About Gaston-Chiquet:

Gaston Chiquet has made a name for itself as one of the best. In a region with thousands of small producers, it is a credit to owners Antoine and Nicolas Chiquet. Based in the evocatively named Dizy, the family first planted vines in 1746 but did not produce Champagne until 1935, when brothers Ferdinand and Gaston Chiquet took the bold step of setting up their own label, rather than merely selling grapes to the larger houses.

With vineyards in the great villages of Ay, Mareuil-sur-Ay and Hautvillers, they currently produce 15,000 cases each year, from a blend of 45% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir