Gosset 'Celebris' Vintage 2008 Rose Champagne

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The Wine Advocate
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Roger Voss
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Antonio Galloni
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GORO200810 UCAU
$450.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$450.00 Per item
The 2008 vintage in Champagne is being hailed by all and sundry as one of the best vintages in recent memory. If not longer. Certainly Tyson Stelzer is in no doubt: ‘A vintage [2008] of classic finesse, crystalline purity, tightly clenched acidity, impeccable concentration and monumental longevity, 2008 is the essence of champagne. It will be decades before the full distinction of this transcendental season becomes truly apparent, but I am now resolutely convinced that it will eclipse even 1996 and every season since.' 10/10, Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide 2020-2021. The 2008 vintage is only the fourth edition of Gosset Celebris Rosé in the past 25 years, following the 1998, 2003 and 2007 vintages. Bottled in July 2009, it spent almost 12 years ageing on the lees before being disgorged in April this year.
The 2008 vintage in Champagne is being hailed by all and sundry as one of the best vintages in recent memory. If not longer. Certainly Tyson Stelzer is in no doubt: ‘A vintage [2008] of classic finesse, crystalline purity, tightly clenched acidity, impeccable concentration and monumental longevity, 2008 is the essence of champagne. It will be decades before the full distinction of this transcendental season becomes truly apparent, but I am now resolutely convinced that it will eclipse even 1996 and every season since.' 10/10, Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide 2020-2021. The 2008 vintage is only the fourth edition of Gosset Celebris Rosé in the past 25 years, following the 1998, 2003 and 2007 vintages. Bottled in July 2009, it spent almost 12 years ageing on the lees before being disgorged in April this year.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

The Wine Advocate

From an excellent vintage, especially for Pinot Noir, Gosset's golden-yellow 2006 Grand Millésime Brut (which blends 56% Pinot Noir with 44% Chardonnay and was disgorged after eight years on the lees) displays a deep, rich and fresh, very mineral bouquet. This is followed by a full-bodied, very complex and persistent palate with purity, finesse and great expression. This is a mouthful of a straightforward, well-structured and refreshing millésime with a long and pure, salty and stringent finish. This 2006 combines richness with purity, elegance with complexity, and finesse with a serious expression and length. A great Champagne indeed. Stephan Reinhardt

94 / 100

Roger Voss

This is a dry style of wine, with great acidity and a tightly wrought texture. As with many Gosset Champagnes, this wine has had no malolactic fermentation, enhancing the freshness and crispness as well as the structure. Full of lemon zest, crisp grapefruit and delicious acidity, it will still age for many years. Drink from 2017. Wine Enthusiast

93 / 100

Antonio Galloni

The 2006 Brut Grand Millésime offers more near term appeal than many Gosset Champagnes as the flavors show a good amount of complexity, while the contours are nicely mellowed. Hazelnut, savory herbs, anise, mint and dried pear meld into the generous, inviting finish. The typical Gosset energy is nicely balanced by the weight and soft, relaxed contours of a wine that is now nearly ten years old. Lightly honeyed and toasty notes round out the close. In 2006 the blend is 56% Pinot Noir and 44% Chardonnay from vineyards in Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Trépail, Vertus, Ambonnay, Avenay, Aÿ, Chigny-les-Roses and Louvois.

93 / 100

Wine Spectator

The soft and creamy mousse of this elegant Champagne imparts a sense of finesse to the bright acidity, driving the flavors of baked plum, clover honey, preserved lemon and coffee cake. Ends with a subtle, finely textured finish. Drink now through 2026.