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Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Champagne Cuis 750ML  
Sku: 3490920000117
Product Rating
Critics Ratings:       (3)
Product Information
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: Sparkling
Classification: Premier Cru
Reg. $54.99
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Wine Advocate 90 points - I tasted two different versions of Gimonnet’s signature NV Cuis 1er Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs earlier this year; both were excellent as usual. The most recent disgorgement from January 2015 is based on the 2011 vintage (+ 22% Reserve wines), and is very pure, lovely, fresh and delicate on the typically intense, chalky/mineral, well balanced and elegant palate. The lighthearted yet quite complex wine was disgorged with a dosage of 6.5 grams per liter. The forerunner, based on 2008 and disgorged in October 2014, was even finer and provided with a very god length. 90+ Points  (Oct 2015)

Vinous 91 points - The NV Brut 1er Cru Cuis (Magnum) is striking, largely because this release is based on 2009, which softens some of the edges of Cuis and results in a wine of notable texture and volume. With time in the glass, the 1er Cru really shines. The flavors are bright and citrus-inflected, with plenty of mineral undercurrents, in the classic Gimonnet style, yet the 2009 base adds just enough intensity to balance things out. At times, the Gimonnet Champagnes can be a bit austere, but the 1er Cru really shines. This release is 79% 2009, 12% 2007, 5% 2006 and 4% 2004. Dosage is 6 grams/liter. Disgorged: January 2015.  (Nov 2015)

Wine Spectator 90 points - This fresh and frothy Champagne shows a hint of salted almond, layered with notes of crunchy green pear, orchard blossom, lemon parfait and white peach. A clean-cut aperitif. Disgorged October 2014. Drink now. 500 cases imported. -AN  (Oct 15 2015)

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