2009 Brut Fleuron Champagne 1er Cru, Blanc de Blancs, Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

Always a taut, precise style of Champagne, the warmth has worked brilliantly at Gimonnet. This is a glorious wine, coming from some of the best villages of Champagne's prized Cote de Blancs. And magnum is the perfect way to enjoy such as complex, textured, joyful Champagne. It's also sure to age brilliantly - if you're patient enough!

Critic score
95/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Champagne, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2017 - 2027
  • Colour
    White
  • Style
    Sparkling
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
  • ABV
    12.5%
  • Classification
    Premier Cru (Blanc de Blanc)
2009 Brut Fleuron Champagne 1er Cru, Blanc de Blancs, Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

TASTING NOTES

The 2009 Brut Fleuron is round, voluptuous and racy. Explosive and spherical on the palate, the 2009 exudes richness, with plenty of the radiance of the year on display. Tropical inflections abound in a deep, boisterous Champagne that feels very ripe by Gimonnet standards. Still, there is so much to like, especially the way the wine maintains so much freshness given its intensity. Vineyard sources are 42.5% Cramant, 30% Chouilly, 18.5% Cuis and 9% Oger. Dosage is 4.5 grams/liter. Disgorged: October 2014.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
95/100