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Gaston Chiquet Special Club Brut Champagne Blend 2009

$84.99

"This is the best Chiquet wine in at least two decades. Deg 7/2015, its 70-30 CH/PN, the Chardonnay from A and the PN from Mareuil. An absolutely fabulous aroma! Classic Chiquet Club, i.e. a riot of chalk, like Clos de Goisses with less brawn, and in this vintage with exquisite flowery shimmers; firm yet flowing; chalk and shade-grown tea giving spine; quince and orchid dissolve into a rippling breeze-dancing fruit. A candidate for greatness, especially contemplating the searching finish and its exquisite and fathomless intricacy." Terry Theise

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Ratings on Delectable

Vito Sergio Parente Delectable Pro

A bit too rich but delicious with king crab.

A bit too rich but delicious with king crab.

9.2

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

This just captures the essence of Chiquet’s style and the Grande Vallée so well. Beautiful and graceful fruit, deeply concentrated chalky minerality, flashy yet poised. Really everything I want when I open bubbles. NYE in Tahoe

This just captures the essence of Chiquet’s style and the Grande Vallée so well. Beautiful and graceful fruit, deeply concentrated chalky minerality, flashy yet poised. Really everything I want when I open bubbles. NYE in Tahoe

9.4

Jordan Wardlaw Delectable Pro

This is the "poor man's Clos des Groisse" alright. Stellar vintage that displays power without being forceful, delicacy without shyness. Bright aromatics, green apple and slightly tart stone fruit flavors. Chalky mouthfeel and piercing minerality, slightly creamy mid palate. Great weight without feeling heavy. The 2009 required more dosage than is typical, but not at the expense of raciness or precision- this is still a more austere expression in spite of the higher sugar. Exceptional.

This is the "poor man's Clos des Groisse" alright. Stellar vintage that displays power without being forceful, delicacy without shyness. Bright aromatics, green apple and slightly tart stone fruit flavors. Chalky mouthfeel and piercing minerality, slightly creamy mid palate. Great weight without feeling heavy. The 2009 required more dosage than is typical, but not at the expense of raciness or precision- this is still a more austere expression in spite of the higher sugar. Exceptional.

9.4

Allison Lyzenga Delectable Pro

Medium gold; medium plus intensity aromas of dried apple, pear, pastry dough, brioche, almond paste; fully developed; off dry, high acid, medium alcohol, medium body, delicate mousse, pronounced flavors of apple strudel, brioche, almond paste; long finish

Medium gold; medium plus intensity aromas of dried apple, pear, pastry dough, brioche, almond paste; fully developed; off dry, high acid, medium alcohol, medium body, delicate mousse, pronounced flavors of apple strudel, brioche, almond paste; long finish

9.0

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

For NYE, a few friends and I decided to throw a private party in a historic building downtown that was converted into a private residence decades ago. Three levels, three DJ’s, live percussion on the main floor. It was bananas. I brought this bottle to ring in the New Year and while the environment wasn’t the best for contemplation, the wine was delicious and left an impression none-the-less. The nose indicated a warmer vintage with powerful aromas of honeyed fruit, brown butter, brioche and torchon. On the palate it was rich and satisfying; the finish lingered for well over a minute. Very good indeed. I would enjoy drinking this again in slightly less distracting circumstances. Happy New Year to the Delectable community!

For NYE, a few friends and I decided to throw a private party in a historic building downtown that was converted into a private residence decades ago. Three levels, three DJ’s, live percussion on the main floor. It was bananas. I brought this bottle to ring in the New Year and while the environment wasn’t the best for contemplation, the wine was delicious and left an impression none-the-less. The nose indicated a warmer vintage with powerful aromas of honeyed fruit, brown butter, brioche and torchon. On the palate it was rich and satisfying; the finish lingered for well over a minute. Very good indeed. I would enjoy drinking this again in slightly less distracting circumstances. Happy New Year to the Delectable community!

9.1

Christian Ford

Very tight and austere until about 30-40 minutes open and warmed up. Then it really started to blossom and show its character. Nice.

Very tight and austere until about 30-40 minutes open and warmed up. Then it really started to blossom and show its character. Nice.

9.2

Nate Buchanan

Heavy on the chard. High carbonation. Good finish. -LK

Heavy on the chard. High carbonation. Good finish. -LK

8.0

Ryan Vento

Guys night out at The Tasting Room. . Creme brûlée and citrus notes with a nice, refreshing, vibrant mouthfeel. Disgorged Feb. 2017.

Guys night out at The Tasting Room. . Creme brûlée and citrus notes with a nice, refreshing, vibrant mouthfeel. Disgorged Feb. 2017.

9.2

Jeremy Buss

Not a common Champagne drinker and loved this bottle!!

Not a common Champagne drinker and loved this bottle!!

9.3

Matthew Cohen

Very fruity. A touch of bitterness. Nicely mineral. Juicy.

Very fruity. A touch of bitterness. Nicely mineral. Juicy.

8.7

Location

  • 600 Washington St.
    New York, NY 10014

  • Hours:
    Mon-Fri. 10-8
    Sat. 11-8
    Sun. Closed

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