Philipponnat   Clos Goisses

2008 Clos Goisses

By Philipponnat

2008 Clos Goisses by Philipponnat

The 2008 Clos Goisses from Philipponnat stands as a testament to a year of remarkable balance and perfect ripening, claims that are made plausible by the majestic stature of the wine itself. Grown in the most profoundly sloping vineyards in Champagne, this exquisite combination of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay manifests an enticing richness that excites the senses.


Balance and harmony, rare attributes for investment

The Philipponnat family has a legacy steeped over five centuries in wine-making, and their flair for producing exquisite blends is well affirmed in the 2008 Clos Goisses. The good fortunes of weather have lead to a vintage that strikes an impressive balance between maturity and vibrancy, a trait revered amongst oenophiles.

Fruit characteristics are rife throughout, with a fine persuasion of pear, lemon and nuances of peach culminating in an opulent sensory encounter. But it's the wine's intriguing minerality streak that sets this vintage apart. The chalky profiles, typical of Philipponnat brews, sublime into velvety textures carrying weight yet buoyed with fresh acidity.


Notorious vintage, distinguished expression

2008 was particularly known for its cool summer - ideal conditions for achieving pitch perfect maturity in Champagne. The year bore fruit that was high in both sugar concentration and acidity, often a promising recipe for ageing potential.

This all resulted in a wine that is poised with energy and intensity while resplendent with rich, toasted brioche flavours thanks to extended lees ageing. The judicious utilization of oak confers depth and structure without overshadowing the fruit purity or autolytic charm.

Layered, complex and endowed with immense potential for further bottle evolution, the 2008 Clos Goisses from Philipponnat undeniably serves as an attractive proposition for eligible wine investors.

If you seek involvement in vintages that reflect testamentary elegance coupled with potential return on investment, make it a point to investigate the compelling narrative of the 2008 Clos Goisses from Philipponnat.

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From a cooler, fresher vintage and based on more Chardonnay than usual (55%), with 45% Pinot Noir, the Philipponnat 2008 Clos des Goisses Extra-Brut shows an exciting bouquet of bright fruits, crushed chalk, bread and iodine notes. On the palate, this is an excitingly vibrant, fresh and chalky Clos with lovely citrus and cumquat flavors on the finish. The 2008 is very complex, bright, super clear and fresh, with a tightly woven structure but still great finesse and elegance. This is a fabulous Clos for the next three decades. The dosage is 4.5 grams per liter. Disgorged in April 2017 (?), tasted at the domaine in April 2018.

Stephan Reinhardt - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2018

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