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Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 1998 (750ML) FR Flag Future Arrival
Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 1998 (750ML)
94 WA 95 BH 95 IWC
95 Points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous: "(disgorged April, 2008) Bright yellow-gold with a slow stream of tiny bubbles. Expressive aromas of orange rind, pear, marzipan, lemon thyme and toasted bread, plus a hint of brown butter. Very rich and palate-coating, offering sweet orchard and pit fruit flavors and complicating notes of bitter citrus pith and smoky minerals. Quite open, with sexy floral and spice qualities on the long, sweet, nutty finish. I've little doubt that this Champagne will continue to age for years to come but there's plenty going on right now to warrant broaching a bottle if you have more than one." 11/09 Philipponnat makes a wide range of wines but the house’s fame rests squarely on the monumental Clos des Goisses, a Pinot-dominated Champagne that emerges from a 5.5 hectare vineyard in Mareuil-sur-Ay. Oddly enough Clos des Goisses remains a wine for insiders despite a track record few wines can match, as it is one of the most ageworthy Champagnes on the market...94" WA 12/08 "Rating: *** The 1998 is one of the finest Clos des Goisses of modern times, ranking alongside the 1995, which has been my personal favorite of the 1990s. “The ’98 is firmer than the ’95,” says Charles Philipponnat. “It’ll have a longer run, I think. But they’re quite close [in quality].” This is already full in fragrance and seductively complex, showing a silky concentration on the palate. Even for a Clos des Goisses this demonstrates a remarkable intensity and dimension of flavor, strongly anchored by the darkly smoky minerality typical of the site. It builds towards a voluminous and terrifically long finish, fo
Product #: 352571

Bottle Price: $269.99
Case Price: $3,239.88