Awarded 93 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their December 2018 edition review of Value Champagne (see blue link below).
Gobillard Brut Grande Reserve Premier Cru NV - December 2018 Decanter review
Gobillard is located in the heart of Champagne just 5km from Epernay. The village of Hautvillers dominates the vineyard with its abbey, where the infamous Dom Pérignon is reported to have created the first champagne bubbles. Passion, dynamism and competence define this family business, from the work in the vineyard to marketing, each step is carried out with respect for the traditions of Champagne.
This Champagne is made up of 50% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Meunier. Around 30% of the wine used in the final blend is reserve wine that has been reincorporated during the assemblage to obtain the best quality and consistency each year. The Grand Reserve is made using grapes from Premiers Cru vineyards, mostly from Hautvillers, but also from Cumières and Dizy.
It has a powerful yet elegant nose, is round in the mouth, ample, silky, fruity and fine. This is a Champagne displaying harmony. It spent 3 years ageing in the cellar. Its aromas are redolent of citrus blossom, followed by a delicate and precise palate showing greengages and honey. The long finish is dominated by toasty brioche notes.