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Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Cuvée Oenophile Extra Brut 2008


SKU 08272


I don't know when I've tasted a better bone-dry Champagne, and it's from a high-acid vintage. A really fine fragrance; about as grand as can be imagined. It has-as most such wines do-about 1.5g/l rs after 2nd fermentation-and what complexity, seamless balance, crushed oyster-shell, length, lemony splash and suave stoniness. On the short list for WINES OF THE OFFERING.
Category Sparkling Wine
Country France
Region Champagne
Brand Pierre Gimonnet & Fils
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastThe heart of the Gimonnet vineyards is in the Côte des Blancs. This bone-dry, very crisp Chardonnay is intense in its acidity and tight texture. Like many wines that are so dry, it needs to age to allow its almost shocking freshness to soften. It will always be a wine for food. Drink from 2018.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2016
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2008 Oenophile Extra Brut offers an invitingly clear, bright and fresh bouquet of crisp apples, lemons, brazil nuts and grated hazelnuts along with some hints of herbs and flowers. On the palate this is a very elegant, firm, fresh and minerally accentuated Champagne of with a good grip and an animating citric finish. It is a crisp, elegant, refined and a really stimulating aperitif on a really high level. Beautifully structured and mineral, I just can't get enough!

Stephan Reinhardt, November 2014
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorThis balanced Champagne is dry and lacy, with a subtle palate of grainy poached pear, almond biscotti, lemon curd and chalk. Firmly structured on the floral finish. Disgorged October 2015. Drink now through 2023. 100 cases imported.

Alison Napjus, 2016