Where 1996s are good

1996 was such a great vintage in Champagne. All that acidity which causes so many problems in wines from other regions really works a treat here.

Grand Millesime 1996, Gosset

This still smells quite youthful, lots of fruit here. It also has a toasty character and more than a hint of cold cocoa. There is a real intensity to the nose, very vivacious. The palate is incredibly intense; massive acidity, great fruit, density of flavour and a really exciting texture to it. Bags of complexity, this is properly classy Champagne, alright. I bloody love this, will age for years to come.