Facing south, the vineyard of Philliponat Champagne House lies on the finest slopes of Mareuil-Sur-Ay: the soil is perfect for the production of their signature Clos des Goisses champagne. The 65% Pinot Noir, and 35% Chardonnay blend exhibits a shimmery hue and delicate, thin foam. Excellent intensity and elegance, fresh butter notes sustained with lovely mineral aromas, as wells as distinct expressions of citrus and candied fruits. Beautiful structure on the palate, well-defined and concentrated minerals; the creamy attack reveals intense, velvety length. Clos de Goisses 2002 is a divine surprise.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The flagship 2002 Brut Clos des Goisses is simply stunning in this vintage. Seamless, ripe and beguiling, the 2002 is pure harmony in the glass. Dried pears, apricots, flowers, red berries and spices are some of the many notes that inform this towering, aristocratic wine. At once vertical yet endowed with serious length, the 2002 stands out for its breathtaking balance and overall sense of harmony. Layers of fruit built to the huge, creamy finish. This is a great showing from Philipponnat. The 2002 was disgorged in June 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2032.
|Grape varieties||Pinot Noir/Chardonnay|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHAMPAGNE PHILIPPONNAT 51160 MAREUIL SUR AY FRANCE|