Wine Advocate 90 points - Gosset’s 2000 Brut Grand Millesime is a large-scaled, exuberant wine bursting with ripe apricots, roasted hazelnuts, smoke and sweet baking spices, with slightly oxidative overtones that add complexity. Extended lees aging has additional volume and breadth to an already finessed mousse. As delicious as the 2000 Brut Grand Millesime is, however, I don’t quite find the elegance that is a hallmark of the finest bottles in this vintage, as the wine comes across as overly heavy. The Brut Grand Millesime is 56% Chardonnay and 44% Pinot Noir. This is Lot # L920 1113, disgorged mid-May, 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016. ” (Dec 2009)
Chardonnay sourced from Grand and Premier Cru vineyards in Avize, Mesnil Sur Oger, Chouilly, Cramant, Oger, Trépail, Vertus. Pinot Noir sourced from vineyards in Aÿ, Ambonnay, Bouzy, Verzenay, Chigny Les Roses, Ludes, Cumières.
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|Ages five to eight years in bottles prior to release. This champagne is ready to be enjoyed now and will continue to develop a richness, intensity and maturity like a fine white wine, over the next 10 years.
|This aromatic and rich champagne is the epitome of complexity. There are innumerous possibilities for pairings, but its aristocratic allure is particularly well-matched with both modern and traditional French and Asian cuisine. Try with scallops roasted with lemon or snails in choux pastry. When deciding on a match, opt for creative, well-balanced dishes that complement and heighten the flavor of the wine.