Philipponnat   Clos Goisses

1998 Clos Goisses

By Philipponnat

1998 Clos Goisses by Philipponnat - A Vintage With Echoes of Distinction

The heart-stopping 1998 Clos Goisses from Philipponnat is a marvel from the idyllic vineyards of Champagne, brimming with superb artistry and heralding an era of unmatched grandeur in fine wine investing. Carrying its prestigious heritage with aplomb, it has remained centre stage in the world of elite champagnes for over 20 years.


A Kaleidoscope of Flavours, A Testament to the Past

Years of refinement gently pulse through this vintage as if to subtly illustrate its pedigree. A rich tapestry of ripe summer fruits deftly mingle with zests of Meyer lemons, providing a platform for gracious notes of sweet spices and toasted almond nuances which eloquently testify the exceptional care taken with oak treatment.

What uniquely marks out the season's climatic impact is a delightful freshness that elevates the vintage over and above its predecessors. Despite its age, the 1998 Clos Goisses has retained an invigorating touch that sets it apart, a testament to both the resilience and adaptability of this exceptional vineyard.


Investment Potential Coupled with Suave Sophistication

The proven investment performance of 1998 Clos Goisses tempts enthusiasts to delve into the world of fine wine investing further. Its remarkable longevity is making it increasingly rare in today's market, enhancing not only its value but also its quintessential appeal among discerning collectors.

This esoteric blend's long-lasting finish, layered with touches of honeyed pear and chalky minerality, unfurls itself with eye-watering precision—a thrilling homage to the deftness and skill with which this incomparable cuvée was crafted. The suggestion here is that there is undoubtedly more to come from this awe-inspiring vintage—it continues to mature with beguiling complexity, further enhancing its value on the investment front.

In summary, the 1998 Clos Goisses from Philipponnat is much more than just a drink—it's a sensory experience that stimulates both your palate and your portfolio. If you are keen on exploring wine investment or are already an investor looking to expand your portfolio, this is unquestionably worth considering. An outstanding landmark within the framework of Champagne's illustrious lineage, it exemplifies how great vintages preserve their finesse and charm over time, thus representing an exquisite addition to any astute investor's collection.

Market price (CAD)



Highest score


POP score


Scores and tasting notes


The estate’s 1998 Clos des Goisses could not possibly be more different than the 1999. This is a wonderfully dense, richly-textured Clos des Goisses with a deep, baritone-like expression of fruit. Ripe apricots, honey and flowers flow from the glass, followed by suggestions of smoke, mint and minerals that add further complexity as the wine opens up in the glass. This is a powerful, masculine Clos des Goisses that will repay cellaring although it is awfully hard to resist even at this early stage. The 1998 Clos des Goisses is 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay, partially fermented in oak. This bottle was disgorged in March 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2023. 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. Quality throughout the rest of the range is less brilliant. Importer: Ex Cellars Wine Agencies, Inc., Solvang, CA; tel. (805) 686-9153

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 21 December 2008

Vintage performance