Philipponnat   Clos Goisses

1996 Clos Goisses

By Philipponnat

1996 Clos Goisses by Philipponnat

When it comes to distinguished vintages worthy of investment, the 1996 Clos Goisses by Philipponnat is a transformative exemplar of Champagne at its finest. It is no secret that 1996 was hailed as one of the most successful vintages in Champagne, but its real claim to fame emerged with a fascinating blend of superlative climatic conditions and the pure genius of producers like Philipponnat.


The Vintage that Sparkles

The 1996 vintage revels in its uniqueness brought about by a curiously cool summer interspersed with just and timely rainfalls leading to an elongated ripening season. This climactic miracle birthed the remarkable acidity inherent in the grapes, laying a solid foundation for the ageing prowess of this astonishing harvest. Indeed, the 1996 vintage symbolized the proverbial meeting of opportunity with preparedness.


The Charm of Philipponnat's Mastery

Leveraging centuries of winemaking expertise, Philipponnat expertly harnessed this power bestowed by nature to express itself enthusiastically within the 1996 Clos Goisses. From this adrenaline-infused terroir selection blossomed a wine of incredible intensity, amplified minerality, and an enduring finish that signified year after year, its unflagging pedigree.


An Investable Indulgence: 1996 Clos Goisses

For knowledgeable wine investors, this significant vintage spins an investment tale worth applause. Its striking longevity and anticipated maturity over time—the hallmarks of an ideal wine investment—makes possessing the 1996 Clos Goisses from Philipponnat an ambition for many an astute investor.

A grandiose toast to the harmonious dance between the vigorous vitality of chalky terroir in 1996 Champagne and Philipponnat’s long standing winemaking wisdom, every sip sings an ode to elegance and endurance.

In summary, as you savor the buttery brioche bouquet and surrendered to the divine raspberries laced with zesty lemon on your palate, consider unearthing the potential investment goldmine that lies within each bottle of 1996 Clos Goisses.

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Offering up complex aromas of candied peel, warm biscuits, golden orchard fruit and toast, this perfectly preserved original disgorgement of the 1996 Clos des Goisses is medium to full-bodied, incisive but fleshy, its bright spine of vintage-typical acidity cloaked in lively fruit, and complemented by a pearly mousse. This is one 1996 Champagne that has finally arrived at full maturity.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 30 April 2021

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