Wine Region: Champagne, France
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
In the glass, this wine has a delicate colour of salmon-pink rose petals. An explosion of strawberry flavours reach the nose with rich expressive notes of fresh strawberries underlined with hints of concentrated strawberry jam. A bowl of ripe strawberries covered with a spoonful of stewed strawberries with a lovely freshness.
The palate is well structured with a perfect balance of freshness and roundness of fruit. It is dominated by voluptuous flavours of red fruit such as wild strawberries delivering a sweet, enveloping sensation. A beautifully accessible champagne when young, but on cellaring well it will keep or even intensify its beauty.
Pair this wine with vibrant, fresh strawberries! Plump, juicy and sweet. Fruits suit it well due to their soft side, reflecting its youth. Foie gras for boldness and the quest for richness and sweetness around the base built on the wine’s strength. A partnership dominated by strength and tenderness.
93 points James Suckling - Attractive pale pink hue. This has a delicate set of aromas of wild cherry and some lighter pastry notes, really fresh. The palate has bright, crisp red fruit flavor and a thread of grapefruit too. Really fine, elegant, crisp, dry and focused.
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Dressed in a unique color that I would describe as a salmon pink with orange (or onion) reflections, Gosset's NV Grand Rosé Brut – a blend of 58% Chardonnay and 42% Pinot Noir, 8% red wine inclusive) – opens with a highly delicate and matured, vinous bouquet of red fruits. Pure, light, highly elegant, round and intense on the fruity-mineral palate, this is a picture-book Champagne of great finesse and delicacy. The persistent finish is lovely, pure and extremely stimulating in its salty/mineral freshness; whereas the fruit is articulated in an aristocratic reticence and perfectly integrated into the noble, overall expression. No malolactic fermentation. This is the kind of sample that I don't want to give away, but drink for myself. Gorgeous!
92 points Vinous - Light, orange-tinged pink. Lively spice- and mineral-accented red berry and citrus fruits on the nose, with a hint of cherry pit adding depth. Vibrant and precise on the palate, offering tangy, refreshingly bitter-edged blood orange and strawberry flavors. Clean, focused and stony on the dry, penetrating, persistent finish, which leaves a suave honeysuckle note behind.
91 points Wine Enthusiast - This is a soft Champagne—more like a wine with bubbles than a crisp apéritif. With its relatively high dosage and ripe red fruit, it’s rich up front, cleaning up with acidity on the finish. Keep for a few more months and drink from 2018.
91 points Wine Spectator - Fine and creamy, this harmonious Champagne layers mouthwatering acidity with layered flavors of plum tart, pastry cream, sliced almond and mandarin orange peel. Delivers threads of fragrant spice and smoky mineral. Drink now through 2021. (AN)
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