2004 Philipponnat, Clos des Goisses 3×1.5L

JR18RP96VM97

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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

JancisRobinson.com – 18

Disgorged Feb 2013 (from BI stock). Two-thirds Pinot Noir. Dosage 4.25 g/l, as in every year. No malo. Pale gold. This seems softer and more subdued than the 2008 just tasted, with a more noticeable toasty character and less direct on the palate. It is already very drinkable but Charles Philipponnat suggests it will go a long way ‘because nothing can go wrong with it’. There’s a toasty richness on the palate, even a slight note of char and chamomile. As it opens up, it starts to show a more floral character. A complex and unfolding wine that cannot be rushed if you want to enjoy its multi-layered character. (JH) [20/09/2017]

Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030

Vinous – 97

The 2004 Clos des Goisses is dense and powerful in the glass, with all of the pure, unbridled energy that has always been such a signature here. Hints of lemon peel, mint, spice and crushed rocks emerge with time in the glass, but, despite its considerable beauty and unquestioned pedigree, the 2004 is frankly years away from delivering the full Clos des Goisses experience. Disgorged February 2013. [Antonio Galloni, 03/01/2015]

Anticipated maturity: 2019-2054

Robert Parker – 96

From their iconic steep, south-facing, riverside vineyard in Mareuil-sur-Ay – acquired in 1935 – Philipponnat’s strikingly beautiful 2004 Brut Clos des Goisses betrays no suggestion of alcoholic weight or opacity such as one might associate with an especially warm, fast-ripening vineyard. On the contrary, this is a bottling that combines silken feel with delicacy, refreshment, and utmost transparency to nuance. Chamomile, mint and lily-of-the-valley don’t just turn heads from the rim of the glass; they waft through this wine’s entire palate performance, against a greenhouse-like background of diverse if elusive flowering and leafing things. Salivary gland-tugging salinity and hints of chalk suffuse a fruit matrix of white peach, lime, red raspberry and red currant whose juicy, subtly crunchy expressions put me a bit in mind of certain supreme Nahe Rieslings. This site’s reflection in the Marne River is itself iconic, but its reflection in your glass will prove kaleidoscopically spellbinding. That effect persisted during the four days I had the pleasure of following this 2004, and I suspect that subsequent bottles will prove worth following for at least a decade. The house of Philipponnat – which owns 44 prime acres in and around Mareuil-sur-Ay, its base of operations ever since having completed a new press house and cellar there in 2004 – is headed by Charles Philipponat, although it’s owned by the group that controls Champagne Bruno Paillard Philipponnat. This house’s Clos des Goisses estate vineyard is justly renowned, but on the occasion of my recent tasting, their extra brut "1522" – named for the year in which the first Philipponnat began farming vines, in Ay – proved almost as compelling. Importer: The Rare Wine Company, Sonoma, CA; tel. (800) 999-4342 [David Schildknecht, 30/11/2013]

Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023

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