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    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

The Story

Belonging exclusively to Philipponnat, the Clos des Goisses is an exceptional vineyard of 5,5 Ha enclosed by walls, with an impressive gradient of 30 to 45°, facing full south, where Philipponnat produces the most powerful of Champagne wines. Always vintaged, very lightly dosed, this uncommon wine is characterized by incredible length and body, in which Pinot Noir characteristics predominate. This fabulous wine for great occasions, extraordinarily mineral and intense is also a marvelous companion for gastronomy matching game, mushrooms and even cheeses.

Vinification: Wine-making for Clos des Goisses is totally traditional. Its only originality resides in the absence of malo-lactic fermentation, which is systematically avoided. Thus, the wine maintains a vivacity and freshness that balances its alcoholic strength, its intensity, its roundness without masking any of its body and aromas and, on the contrary, contributes to its persistence. Wood, in this elaboration philosophy, is only partially used (30%); rather as a minor element in blending only there to increase complexity.

Aging: Very mature and intense, Clos des Goisses is an open, aromatic wine, although closed when young. Ageing in our own cellars is not so much destined to round it out, but rather to add still greater dimension and complexity. Ideal ageing is from 8 to 10 years, the prime of life for Clos des Goisses. At this age, the wine attains its greatest complexity without having lost its freshness. It is at this point that degorgement is carried out and the wine readied for sale. The structure of the wine is such that it will age gracefully for decades if kept in an adequate environment (cool and dark). One should not be afraid to decant Clos des Goisses before service to let the wine reveal its full potential.

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This bottle is among the greatest wines I've ever tasted. Even though Pinot Noir is the dominant grape, there are strong similarities with the '59 Salon. I tasted it blind beside five old cuvée Champagnes from major houses and it was so apparent that this was a mono-cru, with all the advantages that implies in terms of power, intensity, and personality. This is a creamy and youthful creation with an almost narcotically seductive nose. The flavor is so very full and creamy with citrus tones. Once the wine has stood in the glass for a while, the special youthful grass and gooseberry nose appeared. A wine that is a long voyage in itself. Not as impressive if too recently disgorged.

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The second bubbly of this flight, which was accompanied by enough Iranian Gold Osetra Caviar to feed a seven nation army, had an exotic wildflower nose that also featured light caramel, a touch of honey and some pinches of granulated sugar. Smooth with light grit on its finish, there was a touch of earth, but this did not seem overly complex, merely mortal and only pleasant. It was dry upfront, and its taut, citrus flavors were redeemed only by a long finish. It was a 1959 Philipponat Clos des Goisses, and this was incredibly inconsistent with a spectacular bottle of this that I had had within the prior two months
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Origin

Mareuil-sur-Ay, Champagne

Other wines from this producer

Blanc de Noirs

Brut Réserve vintage

Clos des Goisses Juste Rosé

Clos des Goisses L.V.

Clos des Goisses Vinothèque

Cuvée 1522

Cuvée 1522 Brut

Cuvée 1522 Brut Rosé

Grand Blanc vintage

Réserve Rosé

Royale Réserve

Royale Réserve Non Dosé

Royale Réserve Vintage

Sublime Réserve

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 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Clos des Goisses 1959  ( Philipponnat )

This bottle is among the greatest wines I've ever tasted. Even though Pinot Noir is the dominant grape, there are strong similarities with the '59 Salon. I tasted it blind beside five old cuvée Champagnes from major houses and it was so apparent that this was a mono-cru, with all the advantages that implies in terms of power, intensity, and personality. This is a creamy and youthful creation with an almost narcotically seductive nose. The flavor is so very full and creamy with citrus tones. Once the wine has stood in the glass for a while, the special youthful grass and gooseberry nose appeared. A wine that is a long voyage in itself. Not as impressive if too recently disgorged.

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Clos des Goisses 1959  ( Philipponnat )

"The second bubbly of this flight, which was accompanied by enough Iranian Gold Osetra Caviar to feed a seven nation army, had an exotic wildflower nose that also featured light caramel, a touch of honey and some pinches of granulated sugar. Smooth with light grit on its finish, there was a touch of earth, but this did not seem overly complex, merely mortal and only pleasant. It was dry upfront, and its taut, citrus flavors were redeemed only by a long finish. It was a 1959 Philipponat Clos des Goisses, and this was incredibly inconsistent with a spectacular bottle of this that I had had within the prior two months "

1y 11m ago

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 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Clos des Goisses 1959  ( Philipponnat )

"A recently disgorged magnum was filled with some of the most delicate nuances to which my senses had ever been exposed. Everything that was delicious in the 53 and 52 could be found here, too. The difference I find is that the 55 has an added depth, an extra dimension that elevates my thoughts to religion and higher powers. One of the most beautiful champagnes in history."

1y 11m ago

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 Mari Kalmari, Pro  tasted  Clos des Goisses 1959  ( Philipponnat )

"Off the peak, slightly pharmaceutical, still half alife - direct quotes from Charles Philipponat. In my opinion, simply oxidized"

2y 11m ago

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