The bouquet is outstanding (as always), with the influence of plenty of reserve wines in the blend very much in evidence in its mélange of apple, peach, brioche, a beautifully complex base of soil tones, a gentle vein of nuttiness and a nicely smoky top-note. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and absolutely rock solid at the core, with very refined mousse, excellent focus and balance, crisp acids, but just a touch short on the classy finish. 92 points. viewfromthecellar.com ‚– John Gilman
The Oldest Wine House in Champagne ‚– Aï 1584
Established since 1584, Gosset is one of the smallest Grande Marque Champagne producers. Whilst the champagnes that they produce have never been plentiful in quantity, they have distinguished themselves with the consistently superb quality throughout the entire range of champagnes produced. Remaining a family owned house, the Gosset family sold the business to the Cointreau family nearly 20 years ago.
Starting with their flagship champagne, the superbly aged Grande Reserve multi-vintage, it is clear that they have sought to exceed all standards required by the region. Firstly, and most strikingly, the presentation is remarkable in heavy dark antique bottles that are unique to Gosset. Instead of aging this champagne for 3 years on lees before bottling, Gosset have aged this blend for four and half years. After bottling, this champagne is then aged a further 6 months in their cool cellars before they permit this champagne to be sold.
From the superbly smooth and well rounded flavours of the Grande Reserve to the elegance and perfume of the brilliant Grand Rose champagne to the incomparable Grand Millesime vintage it is clear that these champagnes have been conceived for the most demanding champagne enthusiast. Whilst the vintage champagnes are only released in the very best years, the cellaring capacity of Gosset champagnes in those select vintages is well documented.
In the superb 1985 vintage (just after their 400th anniversary in 1984), a special selection of vintage champagne was produced with the inception of Gosset Celebris. Only 4 vintages of this champagne have been released since that time with 1998 vintage being the most recent. More recently Gosset have once again started production of a vintage Rose with the introduction of the Celebris Rose to the range during August 2004.
Gosset can usually be found in the very best restaurants in Europe and throughout the world. From El Bulli in Spain to The Waterside in the UK and throughout leading three star restaurants in France including Alain Ducasse, Taillevent, Arpege and Lucas Carton.
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