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Pierre Gimonnet Special Club Grand Terroirs

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The 2014 Gimonnet Special Club is a fantastic vintage of a consistently great wine. Coming off the heels of the 2012 release, Didier Gimonnet skipped 2013 for the Club wines, it’s a cooler, leaner style with intense minerality. The juicy citrus and tart apple surround a chalky, saline core. Tasting it now the wine is pleasing and fairly expressive but overall more serious, structured and a bit reserved and with time the 2014 Club will blossom into an even more delicious and impressive wine.

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Frequently purchased together...

- An excellent 'Special Club' champagne from the Gimonnet brothers

- 100% Chardonnay blended with Grand and a little premier cru fruit

- Needs time in the cellar, but would be great with some aged parmesan

The difference between a good wine and an exceptional wine is only a question of very, very small details, but we must focus on every detail all of the time,’ declares Didier Gimonnet, who oversees his family’s glorious estate with his brother, Olivier. The champagnes of Pierre Gimonnet & Fils are intricately assembled by masterful hands exclusively from enviably positioned and painstakingly tended old vines. Every cuvée sings its aspiration of ‘precision, purity and minerality’, each speaking articulately of its place in the northern Côte des Blancs through expressive, chalky minerality, without one molecule of detail out of place. With high-strung tension, crystalline structure and rapier-sharp precision, these are blanc de blancs champagnes charged with an energy that will sustain them long indeed. They represent some of the best-value apéritif champagnes of all.

59% Cramant (Bateau, Gromonts, Bauves, Buissons), 25% Chouilly (Montaigu), 16% Cuis (Croix-Blanche, Roualles); Chalk. Nearly 5 years on lees and raised in stainless steel.

95 points - Vinous Media

The 2014 Brut Spécial Club is a blend of fruit taken mostly from Cramant, with Chouilly and Cuis in supporting roles. The breadth and power of Cramant comes through loud and clear. Readers will find a potent, at times austere, Champagne that needs a bit of time in the cellar to soften. The Special Club does not offer the immediacy of the Chouilly or Cramant Special Clubs, but it has plenty of its own allure. Dried pear, spice, crushed flowers and chamomile are some of the aromas and flavors that linger on the imposing finish. Dosage is 4 grams per liter. Disgorged: December 13, 2019.

Aged parmesan and fresh pear