2006 Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Champagne Special Club Millesime de Collection Magnum$179.99
It's fun and rare when we can find older vintage ex-cellar magnums of grower bubbles. This Champagne over the years has been one of our favorites, especially in magnum. I have blown through several magnums of 2002, and I’m super jazzed to try this 2006 unless we sell it all today, then C’est la vie. These magnums are a recent release from the property, and I’m sure they will drink way above the vinous 92 pt. Score below!
Vinous (Josh Raynolds) 92 pts! Light, green-tinged yellow. Aromas of melon, fresh fig, honey and pear skin, along with a citrussy overtone. Dense and broad but lively too, boasting very good concentration to its orange, honeydew and poached pear flavors. Energetic, fruity and very long on the finish, featuring a bright, chalky quality and a hint of sweet butter.