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Gosset Grand Millesime Brut 1999

Gosset Grand Millesime Brut 1999

Vintage from Champagne, France

Price: $89.00
Item No. 88352
  • WN93
  • ST93
  • RP92
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Winemaker's Notes

Founded in Ay Pierre Gosset in 1584, Gosset is one of the smallest producers of luxury Champagne, but what it lacks in volume it amply makes up for in quality and prestige.

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 Champagnes do not undergo a malolactic fermentation, resulting in a heightened acidity, slower maturing wines and that inimitable Gosset style – powerful and full-bodied, of unrivaled richness and staying power – in other words, some of the world's most legendary Champagne.

Millésime Brut 1999 is presented in a 750 ml unique and distinctive antique-style bottle, an exact replica of the bottles in use at Gosset during the late 1800s.

Grape Varieties
56% Chardonnay (almost entirely Grands Crus vineyards all located in the Cote de Blancs), 44% Pinot Noir (predominantly Grand and Premier Crus vineyards, all located in the Montagne de Reimes and Vallee da la Marne).

Bouquet
A Champagne of perfect balance, elegance and great staying power. Accents of jasmine, white lilac and Tahitian vanilla mingle with scents of apricot, peach, pear and toasted nuts in its powerful bouquet.

Taste
A crisp, graceful, rich and lasting flavor that recalls notes of cinnamon, almond, dried fruit and anise. Delicate and enduring effervescence. A Champagne with great aging potential.

Critical Acclaim

"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. "
93 Points

"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."
93 Points

"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."
92 Points

"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."
92 Points

"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."
90 Points

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