The much-anticipated 2009 vintage of Champagne Philpponnat’s Clos des Goisses has been released in the UK after an eight-year wait.
Described by the house as “spellbinding”, the 2009 is a blend of 61% Pinot Noir and 39% Chardonnay. Champagne buyer Julian Campbell called it “something truly special” and commented that it is “particularly adept at expressing the vibrant density of the Pinot Noir grape, arguably the essence of the Philipponnat house style”.
Also released this week is the 22eme Edition of Krug’s rose, based in the 2010 vintage and including 22 wines from five years.
Rose was only recently included in the ‘Edition’ concept – from the 21eme released earlier this year. Cellar master Eric Lebel, said: “For this Edition of Krug Rose, I was looking for a flavourful, soft and generous base, but also a balanced ensemble with the light tension of youth that dissipates with time.
“Therefore, I chose relatively young reserve wines to add the right touch of freshness. At the time, we could already tell that Krug Rose 22eme Edition would be remarkable after its seven year stay in the cellars.”