Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Brut Blanc de Blancs Fleuron 2010 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
92 WA / 92 VM / 17 JR
Disgorged in April 2018 with five grams per liter dosage, Gimonnet's 2010 Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Fleuron is showing very well, unfurling in the glass with aromas of white flowers, lemon oil, mandarin, fresh hazelnuts and oyster liquor. It's medium to full-bodied, elegantly textural and incisive on the palate, with ripe but racy acids, a crystalline core of fruit and a fine, low-pressure mousse, concluding with a saline, chalky finish. - William Kelley, Wine Advocate
The 2010 Brut Blanc de Blancs Fleuron is a very pretty and expressive wine. It is also noticeably broader and creamier than most of the wines in this range. Lemon confit and marzipan notes give the Fleuron a real feeling of density and sweetness that is quite alluring. The 2010 is ready to drink, but it is also fresher and more elegant than so many other wines in this challenging vintage. Readers who enjoy Champagnes that have started to develop the aromatic complexity that comes with age will find much to like. Dosage is 5 grams per liter. Disgorged: April 12, 2018
100% Chardonnay. Gimonnet’s main vintage champagne, from good years. Stainless steel. 30% Chouilly grand cru, 42.5% Cramant grand cru, 9% Oger grand cru, 18.5% Cuis premier cru is a typical blend. Malo done. Dosage 4.5 g/l.
A little looser than the 2012. Nicely balanced and very appetising and direct. - Jancis Robinson