Introducing the exquisite 9998 Philipponnat Royal Reserve Non Dose Champagne Blend from France's renowned Champagne region. This luxurious white wine embodies elegance, sophistication, and a refined character that is sure to captivate even the most discerning palates.
In the glass, the wine displays a radiant golden hue, reminiscent of the sun's gentle rays on a summer afternoon. With a cork closure, it invites you to embark on a sensory journey that will transport you to the heart of Champagne.
The nose reveals a symphony of aromas, starting with sweet orchard fruit, almonds, and delicate white flowers. As the bouquet unfolds, notes of bee pollen add a touch of complexity and intrigue. It is a tantalizing olfactory experience, promising a wine of exceptional quality.
Medium to full-bodied, the NV Royale Réserve Non Dosé delights the palate with its fleshy core of fruit and bright acidity. The effervescence dances on the tongue, creating a delightful sensation that is both refreshing and invigorating. The wine's profile is charming and precise, showcasing the craftsmanship of the esteemed Philipponnat winery.
This exceptional cuvée is the result of the 2017 vintage, disgorged in early 2022. It represents a fine effort in a challenging year, as attested by renowned wine critic William Kelley of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, who awarded it an impressive score of 91 points. Kelley praises its ample and racy nature, highlighting its generosity and precision.
Antonio Galloni of Vinous also heaped praise upon this powerful Champagne, awarding it a score of 90 points. He commends the wine for its notable character and complexity, with mineral and savory nuances taking center stage. Dried flowers, sage, mint, and dried pear contribute to the wine's multi-dimensional profile.
With a score of 92 points, James Suckling describes this Champagne as bone-dry and crisp. He notes flavors of grapefruit, fresh peaches, sliced apples, and salted lemons, with a touch of fresh walnuts. The energetic bubbles and focused finish further enhance the drinking experience.
Burghound also joins the chorus of praise, awarding this Champagne a score of 92 points. They note its elegant and refined nature, with excellent punch and cut. The mousse is firm yet gentle, while the bone-dry finish leaves a lasting impression.
Wine Spectator concurs, awarding this wine a score of 91 points. They describe it as dry and harmonious, with a creamy texture that seamlessly blends flavors of ripe green pear, preserved lemon, ground ginger, and minerally chalk. It is a true delight for the senses.
With accolades from Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Enthusiast, and more, the 9998 Philipponnat Royal Reserve Non Dose Champagne Blend is a testament to the artistry and dedication of the Philipponnat winery. It is a wine that promises to elevate any occasion, whether it be a special celebration or an intimate gathering of friends.
Indulge in the magic of Champagne with this exceptional cuvée, and experience the essence of French luxury at its finest.