Gosset Brut Champagne Grand Millésime 2012

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

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750ml
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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 John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2012 Gosset “Grande Millésime” is composed from a cépages of sixty-seven percent chardonnay and thirty-three percent pinot noir. As I mentioned a year ago, when I last reported on the wine, it was given a bit over six years aging on its fine lees and finished with a dosage of eight grams per liter. The wine has started to stir nicely since last Christmas, and today offers up a deep and complex nose of apple, pear, a complex foundation of chalky minerality, warm bread, white flowers and plenty of upper register smokiness. On the palate the wine is bright, fullbodied, focused and complex, with a lovely core of fruit, impressive backend mineral drive, very refined mousse, lovely focus and balance and a long, complex and zesty finish. This is a lovely drink today, but still has plenty of room to grow with bottle age and I would be inclined to let this wine have at least another five or six years in the cellar, just to let more layers of complexity unfold. A beautiful wine. 2022-2060. (Nov/Dec 2021)"

94 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "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 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)"
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 John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2012 Gosset “Grande Millésime” is composed from a cépages of sixty-seven percent chardonnay and thirty-three percent pinot noir. As I mentioned a year ago, when I last reported on the wine, it was given a bit over six years aging on its fine lees and finished with a dosage of eight grams per liter. The wine has started to stir nicely since last Christmas, and today offers up a deep and complex nose of apple, pear, a complex foundation of chalky minerality, warm bread, white flowers and plenty of upper register smokiness. On the palate the wine is bright, fullbodied, focused and complex, with a lovely core of fruit, impressive backend mineral drive, very refined mousse, lovely focus and balance and a long, complex and zesty finish. This is a lovely drink today, but still has plenty of room to grow with bottle age and I would be inclined to let this wine have at least another five or six years in the cellar, just to let more layers of complexity unfold. A beautiful wine. 2022-2060. (Nov/Dec 2021)"

94 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "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 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 67% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir
ABV 12.0%
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