2015 Philipponnat Extra Brut Champagne Cuvee 1522

Champagne Blend - 750ML
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JD 94
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, November 2022

Made only from Grand Cru sites, the 2015 Champagne 1522 is spicy with a perfume of ginger and white pepper, Mirabel plum, and incense. It delivers ripeness through the palate, with a pillowy mousse and notes of raw honey...


Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork

Ladies and gentlemen, today we have the pleasure of discussing a truly exceptional wine that hails from the renowned Champagne region of France. Allow me to introduce the 2015 Philipponnat Extra Brut Champagne Cuvee 1522. This captivating white wine is a testament to the artistry and dedication of the esteemed producer, Philipponnat.

Glistening in the glass with a pale golden hue, this Champagne blend exudes elegance and sophistication. Its ethereal aromas immediately captivate the senses, inviting you into a world of olfactory delights. On the nose, you will be greeted by an enticing perfume of ginger and white pepper, which lend a subtle spiciness to the wine. Mirabel plum and incense notes add further complexity, creating a symphony of scents that is simply mesmerizing.

Upon the first sip, the 2015 Champagne 1522 reveals its true character. Made exclusively from Grand Cru sites, this wine showcases the extraordinary quality of its origins. The palate is greeted by a luscious ripeness, beautifully balanced by a delicate and pillowy mousse that dances across the tongue. Layers of flavor emerge, with notes of raw honey and toast providing a delightful interplay of sweetness and richness.

While undeniably generous and opulent, this Champagne retains a remarkable sense of freshness. It is a harmonious marriage of power and finesse, a testament to the skillful craftsmanship employed by the winemakers at Philipponnat. With a modest alcohol percentage of 12.5%, it displays a refined balance that ensures a captivating drinking experience.

Renowned wine critic Jeb Dunnuck has bestowed a remarkable score of 94 upon this magnificent creation. His tasting note further reinforces the wine's exceptional qualities. Dunnuck describes the 2015 Champagne 1522 as a wine that will generously reward those who choose to cellar it, with a suggested drinking window that extends until 2037.

In conclusion, the 2015 Philipponnat Extra Brut Champagne Cuvee 1522 is a wine of unparalleled beauty and complexity. Its impeccable craftsmanship, combined with the exquisiteness of the Champagne region, results in a truly memorable experience. Whether you choose to savor it now or lay it down for future enjoyment, this exceptional offering from Philipponnat is sure to impress even the most discerning of palates.