Philipponnat "Clos des Goisses" Extra Brut Champagne 2009 (Champagne, France) 750mL - [AG 94-96] [RP 94+] [JS 94]

Philipponnat "Clos des Goisses" Extra Brut Champagne 2009
(Champagne, France) 750mL - [AG 94-96] [RP 94+] [JS 94]

Regular price $449.99 Sale price $228.98 Save $221.01

AG94 RP94+ JS94
Only 1 items in stock!

Winery Notes:
The first clos and first terroir to be vinified and blended separately, Clos des Goisses is unique and instantly recognisable for its extremely steep slope. Its walled 5.5 hectare vineyard is not only the oldest in Champagne, but also the steepest, at 45°. This explains the origin of its name: in the local dialect, «Gois» means a very steep slope. This exceptional terroir with chalky soil is ideally situated facing due South, on Mareuil-sur-Ay's best hillside.

The Blend:
69% Pinot Noir and 31% Chardonnay

Traditional, partial vinification in wooden barrels (75%) leads to more complexity without premature oxidation. There is no malolactic fermentation, which enables the wine’s natural acidity to compensate the powerful character of the terroir.

Extended aging for about 10 years at a constant temperature of 12C in the House's historic cellars in Mareuil-sur-Ay. Dosage Extra Brut (4.25 g/litre) gives full expression to the vinosity and minerality of this exceptional vineyard.

Tasting Notes:
The attack is fresh and slightly tannic, with notes of tea and lemongrass. The aromas of bergamot are prolonged by spicy notes typical of Pinot Noir” and a hint of honey. The finish is creamy, yet finely balanced by a lively minerality.

Clos des Goisses is a very fine wine before being a very fine champagne. A perfect and unforgettable match for strong-flavoured dishes such as game, truffles, caviar and soft cheeses. When young, it is an equally good match with shellfish and white meats. It should be decanted into a carafe before being served to allow it to breathe.

Cellar aged for nine years and put on the market only when perfectly mature, it can then be kept for several decades and will continue to develop magnificently in the right conditions.

Ratings & Reviews

94-96 Points - Antonio Galloni:
The 2009 Clos des Goisses, tasted from a trial disgorgement, is more than a worthy follow-up to the stunning 2008. Bright, focused and powerful, with terrific freshness for the year, the 2009 is pure sensuality. To be sure, there is plenty of vintage 2009 radiance to the citrus, orchard fruit and pastry flavors, but the blocked-malo style helps the wine retain plenty of verve. The 2009 is 61% Pinot Noir and 39% Chardonnay, with no malolactic fermentation. Charles Philipponnat chose to scale down the number of lots fermented in oak to 37% in order to temper some of the natural richness of the year. He seems to have succeeded, as the 2009 retains terrific vibrancy. (Jul 2018)

94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2009 Clos des Goisses Extra-Brut is composed of two-thirds Pinot Noir and one-third Chardonnay. This is a big and powerful vintage with a savory character and dark red fruit (black cherries, raspberries), floral (elderflowers), yeasty, white chocolate and delicate citrus notes on the deep, spicy, very pure and mineral nose. On the palate, this is a complex, highly elegant, finessed and balanced Clos that Charles compares with 1998 in terms of flavors, depth and structure. The 2009 is super delicate right now and is already drinking beautifully, but the it will even improve and receive new dimensions with bottle age. Disgorged in March 2018. Tasted April 2018." -Stephan Reinhardt (Jun 2018)

94 Points - James Suckling:
"Super complex and rich, this smells regal with toasted brioche and praline, as well as preserved-lemon, fresh-fig and biscuity notes. The palate is full and round with a chalky core that delivers a long, dry and powerful finish. Drink or hold." (Sep 2018)