'08 Krug Pack, '08 Gonet Pre-arrival, Comte '06, '11, '12, New 97 pt Clos de Goisse


    Gonet - Medeville
    2008 Prestige Cuvee Pre-Arrival 

    "I last visited Gonet-Medeville only several years after its 2000 founding ... Their enthusiasm and ambition were infectious; their attention to detail obvious and impressive; and their vineyards – now spread among Le Mesnil, Ambonnay, Bisseuil, Trepail, and Mareuil – are all grand or premier cru-rated ... they made a fine show, and this is a grower well worth watching" - David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate
    All the base wine here is barrel fermented and aged. Xavier Gonet likes the flexibility of blending with small lots to preserve and enhance the fruit resulting from the hard and long vineyard work. His yields are low and his ageing in-bottle is long. This small grower-champagne label is on fire!
    Cheers, Randall.

    Gonet-Medeville - Grower Champagne of Sensational Quality

    Wines in stock now!

    NV Gonet-Medeville Champagne 1er Cru Tradition 
    RRP: $90 | Offer: $79
    MAGNUM: $159

    The 'Tradition' cuvee is comprised of 70% chardonnay, 25% pinot noir, both from Bisseuil, and 5% pinot meunier.
    "Gonet-Medeville's NV Brut Premier Cru Tradition is showing very well, bursting from the glass with an expressive bouquet of crisp yellow orchard fruit, honeycomb, dried citrus rind, walnuts and fresh brioche. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, elegantly textural and fleshy, with ripe but racy acids, fine depth at the core and a long, sapid finish. This is a complex Champagne that sees some barrel fermentation." 92pts! - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

    NV Gonet-Medeville Champagne 1er Cru Blanc de Noirs 
    RRP: $125 | Offer: $89

    "The new release of Gonet-Medeville's NV Brut Premier Cru Blanc de Noirs is showing very well, offering up an appealing bouquet of crisp golden orchard fruit, honeycomb, warm biscuits and dried white flowers. On the palate, it's full-bodied, broad and vinous, with ripe but racy acids, good depth at the core and a delicate mousse. Concentrated and structured, another year on the cork will be rewarded by additional complexity, even though this is approachable now." 93pts! - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.

    2009 Gonet-Medeville Champagne Grand Cru Theophile 
    RRP: $250 | Offer: $229

    This magical blend comes from (40%) Le Mesnil Champ d'Alouette site and (60%) Ambonnay Grand Ruelles, both of course, great and classic Grand Crus. Theophile detailed and impeccably polished cuvee. It combines the complex minerality given from the Ambonnay site with the rich and concentrated expressiveness of Champ D'Alouette beautifully. With extended oak contact this champagne is an expression of mastery.

    2007 Gonet-Medeville Champagne Grand Cru Champ d'Alouette
    RRP: $310 | Offer: $259

    100% from the Champs d'Alouettes vineyard in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, a single Grand Cru 100% chardonnay site of 4ha. It's a "bull's eye" plot that gives the classic powerful, minerally but also the deep and profound flavours that make Le Mesnil so famous. Xavier ferments and ages the wine in older barrels for 6 months, blocks the malo, and then this rare wine sleeps in the bottle for 13 years! It is usually blended for Cuvée Théophile and is only ever vinified separately in the very best vintages - under 100 dozen are usually made. Gonet-Medeville and Krug are the only two houses to own vineyards in this site! It's low in dosage (around 2.5g/L), which is perfect because of the aged brioche, honey, biscuity and lemon curd characters with intense minerality. This is a searingly powerful and profound wine!
    "Aromas of baked cheesecake, baked curd, baked lemon. Smoked almonds and thyme flowers. Herbal and so stony that this wine in your mouth feels like scrambling down the scree of a windswept mountain in cold rain, clutching on herbs and wildflowers to brake the fall, with a view of an achingly deep valley beneath. Broom-blossom honey in the air, struck stones smoking in the mist. The taste of old gold and quarries in the rain. Wide, owning finish. Truly beautiful, if uneasy. A wine for insiders only. 18/20" - Jancisrobinson.com 

    All good things come in 3's
    3-pack $1650

    Limit 1 pack per customer. Will be in stock end of next week.

    2008 Krug Vintage 
    "A perfect 2008. 100 points" - Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com
    "The 2008 Vintage is a nervy, electrifying Champagne, the likes of which has not emerged from Krug's cellars since the magical 1996. Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    2008 Billecart-Salmon Nicholas Francois 
    97 points - James suckling
    “The vintage of our lifetimes.” Tyson Stelzer

    2008 Charles Heidsieck Rose Millesime 
     95pts - Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast

    "008" - Better than Bond

    2008 Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon Rose
    RRP: $409 | Offer: $375

    98 points - James Suckling

    2008 Gosset Celebris Extra Brut (Top of the line - Prestige Cuvee) 
    RRP: $469 | Offer: $375

    96pts! - Antonio Galloni, Vinous. One to buy and keep some for 5 or 10 years! The best Celebris ever.

    2008 Laurent-Perrier Brut Millesime MAGNUM
    Offer: $365

    LIMITED! - 1 only
    96 pts - Roger Vos, Wine Enthusiast

    More Champagne!
    Proper and Premiums

    2013 Phillipponnat Clos des Goisses Extra Brut
    RRP: $985 | Offer: $839

    97 points - James Suckling
    I'll never forget driving from a Gosset appointment in Ay, along the side of the Canal Champagne / Bourgogne and passing the Clos de Goisses for the first time. It's a majestic south-facing, steep site just on the outskirts of the village. It is so imposing and screams "grand cru" like Chambertin does. I had to stop and take a look. This is one of the top 3 sites in all of Champagne! - Randall.
    18.5/20 - Jancis Robinson
    "This is elegant and sophisticated with aromas of red apples, honey, pears, hazelnuts, praline, croissants and hints of white chocolate. Very fine, tight bubbles. Framed and structured. Focused from start to finish, with so much life ahead. 85% pinot noir and 15% chardonnay. 97 points" - James Suckling

    NV Bollinger Special Cuvee 750Ml Bottle
    RRP: $115 | Offer: $99

    97 pts - James Suckling
    96 - James Halliday's Top 100 Wines of 2020

    2018 Bollinger PN AYC 18 Champagne 
    RRP: $250 | Offer: $215

    93 pts - Tom Hewson, Decanter
    This is a brand new release, and as the "code" suggests it's based on a special plot of grand cru Ay pinot. It's a powerful Bollingeresque wine, amazingly beautiful and a little bit exotic! 

    2017 Bollinger PN TX17 Champagne 
    RRP: $245 | Offer: $219

    93 points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

    2014 Bollinger La Grande Annee Champagne
    RRP: $300 | Offer: $279

    98 - James Halliday's Top 100 Wines of 2022
    98pts - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    Tantalizing Taittingers

    NV Taittinger Brut Reserve Champagne
    RRP: $120 | Offer: $104

    99 pts - James Suckling

    2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 
    RRP: $690 | Offer: $595

    97 pts - Vinous 

    2011 Taittinger Comtes De Champagne
    RRP: $445 | Offer: $395

    97 pts - James Suckling

    2012 Taittinger Comtes De Champagne
    RRP: $500 | Offer: $465

    99 pts! - James Suckling

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