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Fine French Wine & Champagne - GIMONNET SPECIAL CLUB 2005 CHARDONNAY - 94pts

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Seller: daviddonaldchampagnes (117) 100%, Location: Victoria, Ships to: AU, Item: 151821788499 Our MissionPersonally source the best value undiscovered cuvees to come out of the Champagne vineyards of France.No ordinary Bottle-O: At David Donald Champagnes we stock many unique & exclusive champagnes you simply won't find anywhere else.Deliver that something special to your door step anywhere in Australia. Know Your ChampagneThe Champagne region is one of the most exciting today, with a bevy of small producers creating flavours giving a greater expression of style and place.A prime focus - and a personal passion - are the members of an elite group of grower-producers known as the 'Club Trésors de Champagne' or 'Special Club', which was founded in 1971. Currently consisting of 28 producers, all member wines undergo a rigorous selection before release and are the pinnacle of what they can produce.To become a 'Special Club' release requires the absolute best and is a guarantee of excellence. There are good Champagnes... There are great Champagnes... And then there is the Special Club. Find out more here Product Details From the French term that means ‘white from whites’ it is normally 100% Chardonnay, however there are rare exceptions where the ancient varieties of Petit Meslier, Arbane, Pinot Blanc and Fromenteau have been utilised. Most predominately come from the Côte des Blancs, but examples can be found from the Aube, Côte de Sezanne and the Vallée de la Marne. Usually the lightest and freshest of styles they also age magnificently. In their youth they will display fresh white floral, apple and mineral notes. As they develop they take on ripe exotic fruit flavours and in maturity take on a golden appearance with an incredibly full and complex nose of coffee beans, toast, honey and walnuts. The favourite style for many which continues to grow in popularity. Are you a fan of Blanc De Blancs? Do you want variety? Why not try our exceptional value 6 bottle Blanc de Blancs tasting pack selection here Pierre Gimonnet et Fils has been rated by Robert Parker as “outstanding” and as one of the top 15 producers in Champagne. With a history spanning more than 200 years, this is classic Côte des Blancs and one of the finest expressions of Chardonnay.Champagne Pierre Gimonnet et Fils is a rare phenomenon in Champagne with 28 hectares of vines planted exclusively with Chardonnay, from which they produce refined Blanc de Blancs cuvées of distinction. Over the last 3 generations, they have refined the Gimonnet style, creating a marriage of expressions between the Chardonnay grape and the unique terroir of their wonderful Cuis Premier Cru, Cramant and Chouilly Grand Cru vineyards. Within their Cramant vineyards, the house even tends to certain ‘Vieilles Vignes’, to which they fondly refer as their ‘doyennes’.Since 1750, the Gimonnet family’s passion and livelihood have been closely tied to the vineyards of Champagne. Centuries of tradition, knowledge and dedication have been passed down through three generations and today, the estate is in the extremely capable hands of Didier and Olivier Gimonnet. The aim of the house is to extract maximum expression from the grapes and terroir. With 16 hectares in Premier Cru vineyards and 12 hectares in Grand Cru vineyards nestling in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, they are ideally placed to cultivate some of the region’s finest Chardonnay.Brothers Didier and Olivier are extremely driven in their pursuit of excellence, and express a marked respect and graciousness for the oenological wisdom bestowed upon them by their forefathers. It is perhaps unsurprising that in honouring their forefathers, Didier and Olivier, since acquiring management of the house in 1996, have further reinforced the Gimonnet reputation for an obsession with quality and a fruitful hunt for perfection.We are fortunate to have secured some of the fruits of Gimonnet’s quest for perfection, in the form of their 2005 Special Club. Clear room in your cellar now! Champagne Pierre Gimonnet et Fils1 Rue de la République, 51530 CuisTel: +33 03 26 59 78 70 ReviewsWhat David has to say..."Pale gold. Fresh pear, oyster shell, chalk and honeysuckle scents are impressively focused and powerful. Offers intense, mineral-accented citrus and orchard fruit flavors, with an anise nuance gaining power with aeration. Rich but impressively vibrant on the finish, which shows outstanding length and stony cut. A highly successful Champagne from this erratic vintage."94pts – David DonaldWhat other Champagne enthusiasts from abroad have to say...93pts - International Wine CellarAdditional InformationVintage2005RegionChampagneAlcohol Vol12 - 14%Volume750mLCase Size1 Bottle PaymentIf paying by bank deposit, please leave your ebay username in the description so that your payment may be readily identified. ShippingHow long will it take for my order to be processed?Your order will be processed within 1 business day and sent direct to you by courier. Can I track my delivery online?Yes, we will provide you with tracking information and updates on the progress of your order. How long will it take my purchase to arrive?Your champagne will typically arrive at your door step in 3 to 10 days, depending on location. Who can accept my delivery?A signature is required on all deliveries and the recipient must be older than 18 years of age. If there is any doubt about the age of the recipient on delivery, our delivery drivers are obliged to request some form of photographic ID. If appropriate ID is unable to be produced then the delivery will be returned to the courier depot. What happens if I enter the wrong address?It is your responsibility to verify you have entered the correct delivery address. If the address provided is incorrect, any extra freight or replacement costs will be charged to you. What places will we not deliver to?We do not deliver under any circumstances to any of the following Dry Area locations:Aurukun Postcode – 4871Bamaga Postcode – 4876Cherbourg Postcode – 4605Doomadgee Postcode – 4830Hope Vale Postcode – 4895Injinoo Postcode – 4876Kowanyama Postcode – 4871Lockhart Postcode – 4871Mapoon Postcode – 4874Mornington Island Postcode – 4871Napranum Postcode – 4874New Mapoon Postcode – 4876Palm Island Postcode – 4816Pormpuraaw Postcode – 4871Seisia Postcode – 4876Umagico Postcode – 4876Woorabinda Postcode – 4713WujalWujal Postcode – 4895Yarrabah Postcode – 4871 Returns & Customer SupportIt is our passion to bring you the very best champagne has to offer and David has made it his life's work to study, educate and share his journey of discovery. If however, you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, then please contact us at your earliest convenience to resolve the matter. We are always available to assist and you can contact us either be email or post (7 days a week; 9AM to 9PM). Email Address:enquiries@DDChampagnes.com.au Postal Address:David Donald ChampagnesP.O. Box 215Seville, Victoria 3139 DisclaimerLiquor Licence No 36134734 David Donald Champagnes encourages intelligent enjoyment of excellent Champagne. NSW Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. VIC WARNING Victoria Liquor Control Reform Act 1998: It is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (penalty exceeds $7,000), for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (penalty exceeds $600). WA WARNING: Under the Liquor Control Act 1988, it is an offence: to sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years on licensed or regulated premises; or for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase, or attempt to purchase, liquor on licensed or regulated premises. SA Liquor Licensing Act 1997, Section 113: Liquor must NOT be supplied to persons under 18. QLD Liquor Act 1992: It is an offence to supply liquor to a person under the age of 18.Copyright © 2015 David Donald Champagnes, All rights reserved. Brand: Imported French Champagne, Volume: 750mL, Quantity: 1, Grape Variety: Chardonnay, Country: France

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