Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Special Club Grands Terrior de Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs Champagne 2005 » $90.30 (✔in stock) | Cellarit
Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Special Club Grands Terrior de Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Blanc de Blancs Champagne
2005
96
12+
$90.30

90 Points Robert Parker

The dried mushrooms pleasantly noticeable in Gimonnet’s corresponding Cuvee Oenophile are more markedly present – and perhaps a touch truffly – in his 2005 Brut Blanc de Blancs Special Club, revealing likely vintage-dependence. Cider-like apple notes in the nose set the template for a juicy palate, with hints of piquant pip, black tea, orange zest and alkalinity supplying counterpoint to an intriguingly lingering finish. I’d want to watch this carefully lest its fungal element become disproportional; and I suspect it will at most prove worth following for a couple more years. But don’t let that deter you now! (The bottle I tasted had only been disgorged this spring.)
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by David Schildknecht. November, 2013

96 Points Tyson Stelzer

It takes a tough season to truly define a great estate, and Gimonnet’s Special Club is one of Champagne’s finest expressions of the sunny and structured 2005 vintage — all the more noble at the top end of Special Club production volumes. Didier Gimonnet is justly proud of the balance he has upheld in this powerful vintage, which he admits was a challenge to blend. His Special Club philosophy is that it should be more than the sum of its parts, built on old vine Cramant for structure, balanced with the silkiness of Chouilly, Mont Aigu and Cuis. He has captured a purity and a graceful line that transcend the natural concentration and formidable structure of the season. Elegant white summer fruits, apple and pear are refined by tightly honed lemon fruit of airy delicacy. Wonderful layers of dazzling, fine-strung mineral chalk build a deep, enduring and all-pervading structure that propagates through a finish of unmitigated persistence. A thrilling champagne by any standard, a triumph of 2005, a true prestige cuvée — and preposterously affordable. Drink 2013 - 2025.
Source: Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste.

The dried mushrooms pleasantly noticeable in Gimonnet’s corresponding Cuvee Oenophile are more markedly present – and perhaps a touch truffly – in his 2005 Brut Blanc de Blancs Special Club, revealing likely vintage-dependence. Cider-like apple notes in the nose set the template for a juicy palate, with hints of piquant pip, black tea, orange zest and alkalinity supplying counterpoint to an intriguingly lingering finish. I’d want to watch this carefully lest its fungal element become disproportional; and I suspect it will at most prove worth following for a couple more years. But don’t let that deter you now! (The bottle I tasted had only been disgorged this spring.) Source: Robert Parker (eRobertParker.com) November, 2013 by David Schildknecht

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