Gonet Medeville Cuvee Theophile Extra Brut 2006
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60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir fermented in used barrels. Monumental and vigorous, mouth-filling and near-perfect - its seamless, lingering finish makes this great Grand Cru a show-stopper.
The 2006 Cuvée Théophile Grand Cru Extra Brut blends 60% Chardonnay (from Les Champs d'Alouette in Mesnil-sur-Oger) and 40% Pinot Noir (Ls Grande Rouelle in Ambonnay). Vinified in used barriques, this wine offers an intense and vinous bouquet of ripe fruits and pure chalk. Full-bodied and intense on the palate, this is a very elegant and expressive Champagne with a firm structure and a long, complex finish. It's lean and rich at the same time, and probably needs a bit of time. It was disgorged in July 2015 with two grams of dosage per liter.
Score: 91, Stephan Reinhardt, June 29, 2016
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