Philippe Gonet "Brut Reserve" Champagne
Focused by solid acidity, this shows subtle biscuit, green pear, lemon curd and stone notes. Fresh and lightly juicy, with a hint of black licorice on the finish. Drink now through 2018.
This balanced, elegant Champagne is composed of 30% Chardonnay, 60% Pinot Noir and 10% Meunier. The grapes are all from the Gonet family's estate, spread from the southernmost premier cru of Vertus to the valley of the Marne. It is made of 70% 2001 and 30% reserve wine from 2000. It is a gorgeous wine to toast with: toasty, vibrant and flavorful. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)