2008 Clos des Goisses, Champagne Philipponnat

The 2008 Clos des Goisses is a simply incredibly Champagne: one of the best we've tried in a long time. There's such energy and power here, with rippling intensity and a mouthfilling texture. We love the precision on the finish, and the remarkable potential from this single vineyard. Bravo. Strictly limited to 3 magnums per customer

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  • Region & country
    Champagne, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2040
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  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
2008 Clos des Goisses, Champagne Philipponnat


A wine of explosive power and energy, the 2008 Clos des Goisses is magnificent. A host of citrus, white flower, lemon confit and orchard fruit overtones race across the palate in a Goisses of striking precision, delineation and tension. The bright flavor profile is very Chardonnay-dominant at this early stage, while the weight and textural depth of the Pinot is especially evident on the mid-palate and finish. I tasted the 2008 from a bottle in disgorgement trials, so my rating is therefore in parentheses. If the commercial wine is anything like this bottle, readers will be in for a treat, as the 2008 Goisses is shaping up to be a magical Champagne.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com

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