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Champagne Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Special Club
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Champagne Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Special Club 2008

Champagne, FranceSpecial Club (Club Trésors) is an invite-only group of 28 grower champagne vignerons, recognized for the quality of their wines. A Special Club champagne is different from their other cuvées, can only be made in outstanding vintage years, and is packaged in the special distinctive bottle. Based in the Côtes des Blancs, this producer is known for their pristine and focused Chardonnay, sourced from grand and 1er cru vineyards (some 80+ years old) in Cramant, Chouilly Mont Aigu, and their home village of Cuis. With seven years on the lees (this was disgorged July 23, 2015), the breadth on the palate is foremost, though easily and seamlessly woven with the crystalline chardonnay. Broken stones, subtle herbs, and spiced pastry is brightened with lemon blossoms and driving pith. Very finessed, more ample than their other wines, and showing great depth and length at this stage, but will continue to be cellar-worthy.Tasted: 15 March 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 121.25 private wine shops Producer: Champagne Pierre GimonnetCSPC: 598664UPC: 3490920080782