NV Philipponnat Brut Champagne Royale Reserve

Champagne Blend - 750ML
Reg: $59.94
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WE 94 DC 93 TWI 93 WS 93 JS 92 JG 91 VN 91
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, December 2021

This is the nonvintage Champagne from this producer. With its richness and high percentage of Pinot Noir, it reflects the house style. Touches of spice and a light structure give shape to the white fruits. Drink now. - ...
DC 93

Decanter, October 2023

Few producers do Pinot Noir-dominated NV as well as Philipponnat, the latest edition showcasing ripe apricot, orange citrus and pale raspberry fruit backed by precise lemon peel energy and subtle resonance from a 34%...
TWI 93

The Wine Independent, November 2023

Based on the 2019 vintage with 34% of solera reserve wines that were aged in cask, the Philipponnat Royale Reserve Brut NV is a blend of 67% Pinot Noir, 31% Chardonnay and 2% Pinot Meunier aged for three years, was...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, September 2023

A poised Champagne that shows impeccable balance, integrating a delicate frame of acidity with flavors of black cherry, crushed almond, pickled ginger and candied lemon peel. Reveals a chalky note that lingers on the...
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, July 2023

Walnuts, apricot stones, honey, sourdough and orange fruit here. Creamy and balanced, with a medium body and fine bubbles. Excellent persistency. 67% pinot noir, 31% chardonnay and 2% meunier. 2019 base with 34% reserve...
JG 91

View From The Cellar, July 2023

The new release of Philipponnat “Royale Réserve” non-vintage Brut is from the base year of 2019. The wine’s cépages this year is sixty-seven percent pinot noir, thirty-one percent chardonnay and two percent pinot meunier...
VN 91

Vinous, May 2023

The NV Brut Royale Réserve, base 2019, is rich and effusive right out of the gate. Soaring aromatics meld into a core of ripe orchard fruit, with pretty tropical accents that develop with a bit if time in the glass. All...


Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage NV
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12%
Closure Cork

The 9998 Philipponnat Brut Champagne Royale Reserve is a captivating white wine that exemplifies the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of Champagne. With a beautiful pale straw color, this wine is visually stunning and immediately draws you in. The aromas are a delightful combination of crisp pear, stone fruits, and fresh bread, creating a sensory experience that is both inviting and elegant.

On the palate, the 9998 Philipponnat Brut Champagne Royale Reserve is medium to full-bodied, with an ample and enveloping texture that caresses the taste buds. It is charming and pillowy, offering a generous and giving nature that is sure to please. The wine is well-balanced, with a creamy and balanced mouthfeel that is complemented by fine bubbles, adding to its overall sophistication.

This Champagne is a blend of 67% Pinot Noir, 31% Chardonnay, and 2% Meunier, with the base vintage being 2019. It also incorporates reserve wines, which contribute to its complexity and depth of flavor. The dosage of 8 grams per liter provides a touch of sweetness that enhances the fruit characteristics and adds to the wine's overall appeal.

Critics have praised the 9998 Philipponnat Brut Champagne Royale Reserve for its exceptional quality. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it a score of 91, describing it as a giving wine that will show well on release. James Suckling awarded it a score of 92, noting its creamy and balanced nature, excellent persistency, and fine bubbles. Wine Spectator rated it even higher, with a score of 93, highlighting its plush creaminess, lemon acidity, and detailed range of flavors.

Overall, the 9998 Philipponnat Brut Champagne Royale Reserve is a remarkable Champagne that showcases the best of the region. Its refined elegance, complex flavors, and impeccable balance make it a truly outstanding wine. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with seafood, this Champagne is sure to impress even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.