Gosset Brut Champagne Grand Millésime 2012

Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
WA 94
AM 94
W&S 94
JG 93
WS 93
JS 93
12.0% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 336456

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750ml
Pre-arrival 12+ Available
94+ points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Since Gosset makes a point of commercializing wines only when they deem them ready, the 2012 Grand Millésime Brut will be released at the end of this year, while the 2010 and 2008 continue to wait in the wings. The wine is still quite tightly wound after its recent disgorgement, unfurling in the glass with a youthful bouquet of warm biscuits, apple, lemon and peach that picks up a more pronounced smoky top note as the wine sits in the glass. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, broad and powerful, with a deep and concentrated core, incisive acids and a precise, saline finish. This is a muscular vintage of the Grand Millésime that seems likely to evolve slowly. Drink: 2020-2040. (Apr 2019)"

94 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(56% pinot noir, 44% chardonnay). A cool, ultra-pure and exceptionally pretty nose combines notes of green apple, floral, citrus peel and plenty of yeast influence. The equally elegant, pure and refined middle weight flavors are supported by a firm but fine mousse, all wrapped in a wonderfully long finish that is shaped by tangy citrus-tinged acidity. This is really lovely stuff that will need a few years of bottle aging to fully flesh out. Extremely promising. Drink: 2024+. (Oct 2020)"

94 points Wine & Spirits: "[$105 list] Jean-Pierre Mareigner made this wine and bottled it in 2013; Odilon de Varine, who took over as cellarmaster in 2016, disgorged the vintage in 2019. It’s two-to-one chardonnay to pinot noir, though the fruit ripeness of the pinot noir contributes more than its fair share of plum and red-blushed peach to the savory depths of flavor. As it opens, the brisk yellow-apple flavors develop intensity, the pure flavor of fruit picked fresh, the incipient scent of apple blossoms. Tina Vaughn of The Simone described that fruit depth as 'musky, delicious, sexy.' (Dec 2019)"

93+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2012 Gosset “Grand Millésime” is an outstanding example of this superb vintage. The cépages of the 2012 is sixty-seven percent chardonnay and thirty-three percent pinot noir, with the wine having been aged six-plus years sur latte prior to its disgorgement in 2019. It was finished with a dosage this year of eight grams per liter. The very elegant bouquet wafts from the glass in a mix of apple, pear, fresh-baked bread, a superb base of minerality and a topnote of gentle smokiness. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and zesty, with a rock solid core of fruit, excellent mineral drive and grip, refined mousse and a long, complex and vibrant finish. Like all Gosset wines, this is non-malo, which works so beautifully with the nicely ripe 2012 vintage to give a wine of both generosity and a steely spine of structure to carry it far, far into the future. Fine, fine juice. 2020-2060. (Nov 2020)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "[$105 list] Crisp and minerally up front, this is finely meshed and mouthwatering, lightly chalky in texture and offering flavors of ripe black currant, lemon pith and pastry dough. Floral and spice notes play on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2029. 216 cases imported. (12/15/19)"

93 points James Suckling: "This offers spiced berry-biscuit aromas and a toasted hazelnut and brioche edge. Berry pastry, too. The palate has a suave, sleek and smooth texture. Finely honed and finishes dry. Flavor and focus here. Drink or hold. (9/2/19)"
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94+ points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Since Gosset makes a point of commercializing wines only when they deem them ready, the 2012 Grand Millésime Brut will be released at the end of this year, while the 2010 and 2008 continue to wait in the wings. The wine is still quite tightly wound after its recent disgorgement, unfurling in the glass with a youthful bouquet of warm biscuits, apple, lemon and peach that picks up a more pronounced smoky top note as the wine sits in the glass. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, broad and powerful, with a deep and concentrated core, incisive acids and a precise, saline finish. This is a muscular vintage of the Grand Millésime that seems likely to evolve slowly. Drink: 2020-2040. (Apr 2019)"

94 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(56% pinot noir, 44% chardonnay). A cool, ultra-pure and exceptionally pretty nose combines notes of green apple, floral, citrus peel and plenty of yeast influence. The equally elegant, pure and refined middle weight flavors are supported by a firm but fine mousse, all wrapped in a wonderfully long finish that is shaped by tangy citrus-tinged acidity. This is really lovely stuff that will need a few years of bottle aging to fully flesh out. Extremely promising. Drink: 2024+. (Oct 2020)"

94 points Wine & Spirits: "[$105 list] Jean-Pierre Mareigner made this wine and bottled it in 2013; Odilon de Varine, who took over as cellarmaster in 2016, disgorged the vintage in 2019. It’s two-to-one chardonnay to pinot noir, though the fruit ripeness of the pinot noir contributes more than its fair share of plum and red-blushed peach to the savory depths of flavor. As it opens, the brisk yellow-apple flavors develop intensity, the pure flavor of fruit picked fresh, the incipient scent of apple blossoms. Tina Vaughn of The Simone described that fruit depth as 'musky, delicious, sexy.' (Dec 2019)"

93+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2012 Gosset “Grand Millésime” is an outstanding example of this superb vintage. The cépages of the 2012 is sixty-seven percent chardonnay and thirty-three percent pinot noir, with the wine having been aged six-plus years sur latte prior to its disgorgement in 2019. It was finished with a dosage this year of eight grams per liter. The very elegant bouquet wafts from the glass in a mix of apple, pear, fresh-baked bread, a superb base of minerality and a topnote of gentle smokiness. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and zesty, with a rock solid core of fruit, excellent mineral drive and grip, refined mousse and a long, complex and vibrant finish. Like all Gosset wines, this is non-malo, which works so beautifully with the nicely ripe 2012 vintage to give a wine of both generosity and a steely spine of structure to carry it far, far into the future. Fine, fine juice. 2020-2060. (Nov 2020)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "[$105 list] Crisp and minerally up front, this is finely meshed and mouthwatering, lightly chalky in texture and offering flavors of ripe black currant, lemon pith and pastry dough. Floral and spice notes play on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2029. 216 cases imported. (12/15/19)"

93 points James Suckling: "This offers spiced berry-biscuit aromas and a toasted hazelnut and brioche edge. Berry pastry, too. The palate has a suave, sleek and smooth texture. Finely honed and finishes dry. Flavor and focus here. Drink or hold. (9/2/19)"
Product SKU 336456
Producer Gosset
Country France
Region Champagne
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Vintage 2012
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 56% Pinot Noir, 44% Chardonnay
ABV 12.0%
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