Henri Goutorbe Brut Champagne "Cuvee Prestige" NV (Champagne, France) - [ST 92] [RP 91] [WS 91] [WE 90]

Henri Goutorbe Brut Champagne "Cuvee Prestige" NV
(Champagne, France) - [ST 92] [RP 91] [WS 91] [WE 90]

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ST92 RP91 WS91 WE90
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Notes from the Winemaker:

Henri Goutorbe is a family business located in the village of Ay.

Ay is a small Grand Cru 100% village located 3 km north of the champagne capital Epernay.

Henri was born in 1922, his father Emile was already a winegrower and he had established a vine nursery prior to Henri's birth.

Henri's son Rene Goutorbe and Rene's wife Nicole have continued the development of the vineyards since the 1970's, creating exquisite champagnes. Today their children Elisabeth and Etienne continue this tradition with the same passion as the Parents and Grand Parents.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Light yellow-gold. Orchard fruits, rose and minerals on the nose, with notes of gingerbread and rhubarb that come up with aeration. Sappy and focused on the palate, with very good depth and vivacity to its blood orange and candied floral flavors. Picks up a spicy quality on the back end and finishes with impressive cling and mineral-driven persistence." - Josh Raynolds (Dec '11)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The NV Brut Cuvee Prestige reveals soaring aromatics that lead to a rich expression of apricots, apples, orange peel, flowers and spices. The wine offers superb persistence and a long, refreshing finish. The April, 2007 15, 2008 disgorgement is all premier cru juice, mostly 2003, but because of the lower production that year this bottling saw the addition of 25-30% reserve wines, which is slightly higher than normal. There can be little doubt that the higher amount of reserve wines has given this Cuvee Prestige a remarkable level of complexity. This is a great effort from Goutorbe, and a bottle that has never failed to deliver the goods on the multiple times I have tasted it. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2008)

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Ripe apple, pineapple and even mango fruit notes mix in this lightly honeyed Champagne, which is balanced by well-cut, mouthwatering acidity. Despite its exuberant fruit, this is refined overall, with creamy brioche, almond and peach flavors gaining momentum toward the juicy finish. Disgorged July 2010. Drink now through 2020." –AN (Nov 30, 2011)

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"A wine with some rich maturity in its aromas, which goes right through the rounded, ripe palate. It has some power from the Pinot Noir element in its blend, with white fruit flavors and intensity. A mature wine, rich and satisfying, that's good with food." - R.V. (12/1/2008)