Reviews 96 points Wine Advocate "...unfurling in the glass with aromas of warm bread, fresh peach, ripe citrus fruit, lemon confit and fresh pastry. On the palate, it's full-bodied, deep and layered, with a textural attack that segues into a muscular, tight-knit core that's multidimensional and intensely mineral, concluding with a long finish. (WK)" 94 points John Gilman "...offering up scents of pear, lovely red fruit tones, macadamia nut, a lovely base of soil, gentle smokiness and incipient notes of white flowers in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and nascently complex, with a rock solid core, lovely focus and grip, refined bubbles and outstanding length on the balanced and very promising finish. (JG)"
Philipponnat is a Champagne house with a rich history dating back to 1522. However, it is not the longevity of the estate that has earned them fame, but rather their exceptional Clos des Goisses vineyard. Critically acclaimed as "arguably the greatest vineyard site in all of Champagne" by Peter Liam of Wine & Spirits Magazine, this vineyard is the source of the estate's finest offering.
The Clos des Goisses Champagne is a single vineyard wine, crafted using grapes grown in an unrivaled, fully south-facing hillside vineyard comprised of pure chalk soils with a small plateau above the Marne River. This unique terroir, coupled with Philipponnat's unconventional winemaking methods, results in an intense, fresh, and complex wine of great depth.
As a premier producer of outstanding Champagnes, Philipponnat's portfolio is truly remarkable. Among its offerings, the Clos des Goisses stands out as a crown jewel, consistently delivering a harmonious balance of ripeness and acidity, regardless of the climate. This wine is a true trailblazer, as Philipponnat was the first to craft a single vineyard Champagne, breaking with traditional blending methods since 1930. It is without question, a wine that any Champagne enthusiast should not miss, and we highly recommend it.