Tasting | Champagne Philipponnat

Champagne Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 2007

Macadamia and bay leaf on the first sip, with lots of warm, brown spices and a hint of tobacco leaf. Demands a moment to open up, but then shows the charismatic golden heart this iconic cuvée is known for – with lots of yellow flowers, abundant mirabelle as well as mango and papaya flavors, and a vibrant acid that is balanced by creamy and toasty notes of nut butter.

65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay. Partially vinified in both barrels (73%) and inox. No malolactic fermentation. Ten years on the lees. Dosage 4g/liter.

 

Champagne Philipponnat Blancs de Noir Brut 2009

Delicate and minerally at first, then boosting intense salt-preserved lemon zests with very subtle cassis and blackberry notes as well as roasted bread notes. All enrobed by Philipponnat’s characteristic, delicious bitter point in the finish, reminiscent of artichokes and capers.

100% Pinot Noir. Dosage 4,5g/liter.

 

Champagne Philipponnat Cuvée 1522

A powerful, yet very elegant champagne with pink grapefruit, star fruit and a touch of mirabelle at the base, bready aromas and a sweet touch of honeyed brioche shining through as well as smokey notes of tobacco leaf, both adding depth to the long finish.

65% Pinot Noir from Aÿ “Les Léon” parcel, 35% Chardonnay from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger et Oger. Partially vinified in barrel. 8 years on lees. Dosage 4g/liter.

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Stefanie is the founder and chief editor of CUVÉE Magazine. Epicurean at heart and wine professional in life, she writes about all things wine and food that pamper her palate. Living in Champagne and holding the Champagne Master Level Certificate as well as WSET certificates, she can't stop discovering new bottles and the stories behind the labels.

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