Pierre Gimonnet Cuis Blanc de Blanc, 1er Cru Brut NV Champagne
A top grower champagne, much admired by the critics. Pierre Gimmonet makes 100% Chardonnay-based champagnes, with 80% of his vines over 40 years old. He is one of the only producers to bottle-age his reserve wines (champagne producers 'reserve' a percentage of their wines each year for blending into future NV cuvées). 17 points JR.
Complex and creamy, yet elegant and fresh. Complex, long, and basically perfect...