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(Philipponat Clos des Goisses) The evening started innocently enough with a 1999 Philipponat Clos des Goisses, which had a pungent nose that was on the anise side with aromas of wet hay and citrus, but also possessing roses and minerals. It had rocket-like acidity, with rocky and racy flavors of pungent pee and wet hay. While certainly fresh, it lacked a bit of depth that I had hoped for based on the nose, but it was still an intense bubbly built for the long haul.
(Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses) Straw yellow in color, this rare, complex beauty has initial terroir-driven aromas of dust, chalk, slate, and earth, followed by ginger, lemon, pink-grapefruit, pear-compote, and honeyed, yeasty notes. The perfume is soft, delicate, and complex. A silky, round, creamy entry is followed by caramel, ginger-ale, honey, vanilla, rosewater, slate, apple-pie, and strawberry flavors. It is extremely elegant and complex, with a fine, airy mousse and a precise, flawless focus. One of the greatest Champagnes on earth. The Shifting Landscape of Champagne
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