2009 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses

Champagne Blend - 3L
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WA 96 VN 96 JS 94 WS 94 DC 93
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2019

(96+ points) The 2009 Extra Brut Clos des Goisses is showing brilliantly, unfurling in the glass with aromas of warm bread, fresh peach, ripe citrus fruit, lemon confit and fresh pastry. On the palate, it's full-bodied...
VN 96

Vinous, July 2019

The 2009 Clos des Goisses has been very tight in two recent tastings, which is probably a very good thing for its long-term prospects, but less so for readers seeking the immediacy that is common in so many 2009...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, September 2019

Super complex and rich, this smells regal with toasted brioche and praline, as well as preserved-lemon, fresh-fig and biscuity notes. The palate is full and round with a chalky core that delivers a long, dry and powerful...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, December 2019

The flavors of cassis, candied lemon zest, anise and toast point show lovely juiciness in this vibrant Champagne, with pleasing delicacy to the finely knit mousse, crisp acidity and chalk-tinged finish. Elegant. Disgorged...
DC 93

Decanter, September 2018

A rich gold with a magisterial bead. Aromas of bergamot, verbena and hints of beeswax, the oak is still persuasive in this relatively youthful state. The ripeness of the year is captured on the palate with more exotic...


Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2009
Size 3L
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

The 2009 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses is a remarkable Champagne blend that showcases the elegance and complexity of the region. With its pale golden color and fine bubbles, this wine is a true representation of the craftsmanship and attention to detail that Philipponnat is known for.

On the nose, the 2009 Clos des Goisses reveals aromas of white flowers, orchard fruit, mint, white pepper, and citrus peel. These delicate and fragrant notes create a bright and inviting profile that entices the senses. As the wine opens up, hints of toasted brioche, praline, preserved lemon, and fresh fig emerge, adding layers of richness and complexity.

The palate of this wine is full and round, with a chalky core that gives it a distinct character. The texture is velvety and smooth, enveloping the taste buds with flavors of ripe citrus fruit, lemon confit, fresh pastry, and a touch of oak. The finish is long and powerful, leaving a lasting impression.

The 2009 Clos des Goisses is a wine that demands patience, as it is still tight and reserved in its youth. However, its potential for aging is evident, and those who wait will be rewarded with a wine that continues to evolve and develop over time. With only 20,000 bottles produced, this is a rare gem that showcases the exceptional quality of the vintage.

This wine has received high praise from top wine publications. Vinous awarded it a score of 96, noting its long-term prospects and bright profile. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also gave it a score of 96+, praising its multidimensional and intensely mineral character. James Suckling awarded it 94 points, describing it as super complex and rich. Decanter gave it a score of 93, highlighting its power, spice, and precision. Wine Spectator also awarded it 94 points, noting its juiciness and elegance.

Overall, the 2009 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses is a wine that captures the essence of Champagne. Its finesse, complexity, and aging potential make it a truly exceptional choice for wine enthusiasts and collectors alike.