HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW
Light to medium straw colour. Quite mellow, developed and complex with straw and hay aromas, which are clean and fresh. There's a note of toast from development. A really lovely nose, with many facets. The palate is full and round, soft and fluffy in texture, with a pillowy mouth-feel. Excellent, the finish dry with a trace of grip. There is richness and taut structure here, if not delicacy, with a long dry, appetising aftertaste.
ROGER VOSS - WINE ENTHUSIAST
This is a serious wine, with its mineral texture and tangy structure. It has plenty of apple and zingy orange flavors. But the main thrust at this stage is of a wine poised for considerable aging. Fresh and still tight, it needs several years. Drink from 2018.
STEPHEN REINHARDT - WINE ADVOCATE
The 2009 Fleuron Brut 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs is sourced from vineyards in Chouilly and Cramant, and aged for four years on the lees. Disgorged in January 2015 with 4.5 grams per liter of dosage, this sample displays a precise, pure and fresh bouquet with some nutty flavors that migrate to a quite deep and rich, very elegant, fresh and well-structured taste with precise fruit aromas. This is still the fresh and mineral Gimonnet style, but with more intensity and complexity in the finish than the non-vintage cuvées. "Due to the dry August and September, we had to wait long to get the physiological ripeness in 2009," says Didier Gimonnet.