2008 Oenophile non dosée

Champagne Gimonnet, Champagne Wine Region, France

Chardonnay, Drinking Now 2020

PRICE TYPE

Image of product Oenophile non dosée

This product size is currently not available (Retail) online. Please contact us for details

Tasting Notes

Absolutely outstanding. This low dosage cuvée captures the brilliance of 2008. Classic Gimonnet: racy, driving and mineral with real delicacy. This blossoms in the glass to reveal an underlying seriousness which will unravel with age. Spectacular today but with a big future.
Armit Wines

Reviews & Scores

Unlike the Cuis, the Oenophile is mainly based on grand cru grapes (33.5% of the blend comes from Cramant, 32.5% from Chouilly and 10% from Oger, all celebrated grand cru sites), and this helps to add a hint of smoky minerality to the wine’s layered flavours of white blossoms, lemon zest and crunchy green apples.
Natasha Hughes MW

100% Chardonnay. Essentially the 2008 Fleuron with zero dosage. 33.5% Cramant, 32.5% Chouilly, 10% Oger (all grands crus), 22% Cuis premier cru, 2% Vertus. Stainless steel. 8 months on lees. Malo done. Bottled April 2009. 5–6 years on lees. Dosage 0 g/l. Lots of evolution and satisfaction on the nose. Relatively ripe start and quite enough ripe fruit to compensate for zero dosage. Pungent, well-balanced wine – one of the best non-dosé examples in this tasting. Smoky finish. Drink 2018-2028.
Jancis Robinson, 17 Points

About Champagne Wine Region Download fact sheet Print Details

Champagne Gimonnet image

PRODUCER

Champagne Gimonnet

Region image

REGION

Champagne Wine Region, France

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Image of wine Volupté Brut 1er Cru
BUY
TASTING NOTES

more
BUY
Image of wine Fleuron 1er Cru
BUY
TASTING NOTES

more
BUY
Image of wine Vintage Reserve Brut
BUY
TASTING NOTES

An intriguing character, elegant with a certain raciness, this award-winning vintage is our blend of hand-harvested English Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes ripened in 2009’s gloriously sunny September. Refined bubbles deliver a crisp, refreshing apple and peach character, with a creamy biscuit finish. An inspired dining partner with smoked salmon or the most delectable oddities from your local...

more
BUY
Image of wine Grande Année
BUY
TASTING NOTES

more
BUY

2007 Grande Année, Bollinger

Bottle 75cl £69.34

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7908 0600 web@armitwines.co.uk

drinkaware.co.uk