Philippe Gonet "3210" Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright gold. Dried pear, marzipan, honey and lemon pith on the pungent nose. Dry and chewy in texture, offering poached pear and buttered toast flavors braced by a smoky mineral nuance. Shows good power and focus on the persistent, mineral-accented finish, with the butter and honey notes repeating. The blend of richness and energy here will make this a very flexible Champagne at the table.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Gonet’s NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs 3210 is one of the more clenched wines in the lineup. This release is based on the 2007 vintage, and it shows quite a bit of focus and energy from the low dosage. Bright citrus and white floral notes flow through to the tense finish. Although quite pretty, the 3210 comes across as a bit severe in style today. Disgorgement date: February 29, 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.
Modest, with lemon zest, quince, floral and ginger accents, offering a light bead and a fresh finish. (Web Only- 2012)
Dry as dry can be, and all the more tasty for it! This is a new cuvee without any make-up, that is without any dosage at all. It was made from 100% Chardonnay from Le Mesnil and Montgueux, the latter being the best cru of the Aube, the southernmost part of Champagne. It is a tremendously nervy wine, best enjoyed with oysters!