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Gaston Chiquet Brut Blanc de Blancs d'Ay 2009
in mixed case $144.39
1.5L SKU 29360
Vibrant yellow-green hue, fine mousse. Delicate and fruity nose: citrus, pineapple, grapefruit with a hint of lemon. Lively palate with the finesse of Chardonnay: citrus, white flowers, mandarin. Long finish.
Aperitif Champagne par excellence.
The 2009 Brut Blanc de Blancs d'Aÿ (magnum) is a deep, powerful Champagne. In magnum, the radiance of the year is somewhat tempered, resulting in a potent, statuesque Champagne built on real vertical power. I am surprised by how reticent the 2009 is, but then again in magnum format Champagne ages quite slowly. I would cellar the 2009 for at least a few years. Disgorged: January, 2019.
Score: 93, Antonio Galloni, November 2020
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