Disgorged March 2005, this 100% Cuis wine hails from four vintages: 80% 2002 (wonderfully), 5.4% 2000, 4.05% 1999 and 10.5% 1996. "This should be the archetype of our style,” says Didier, "fresh but not aggressive, with a low dosage.” In this case, 8 g.l. The wine is of course much more flowery than last year’s 2001-based cuvée; aromas of stayman apples and lemon-blossom; stylish and long and chalky; quite generous, elegant and graceful; the best NV Brut in several years from this grower.
Wine Enthusiast 92 points - Fresh and bracing, this racy Champagne features plenty of citrus and whole wheat toast notes on a light-bodied profile. The finish is mouthwatering, bordering on tart. Drink now. (BS)
GIMONNET BLANC DE BLANC PREMIER CRU
"Fresh apples and cream aromas with a tight citrus and mineral edge. The fruit is fresh but, with the attractive ripeness of white currants. Very full in the mouth, very much a wine, suggesting an ability to go with food." Wine Enthusiast 92 points