Don’t see much of this producer posted here. Not sure why but if you haven’t had a bottle of this cuvée, you should one day. Clos De Goisses is their flagship cuvée.
Quite golden in color. Nose of bruised pear, golden apple, pineapple, blood orange, spice, cream, bread dough, caramel, yellow lilies.
The palate is beautiful and layered. Nice body. Has the right amount of neutral wood for me to give it great complexity. Pear, red apple, orange citrus blend, pineapple, blackberries, lime-lemon-grapefruit, limestone & volcanic minerals, razor sharp chalkiness, white spice-ginger & a hot spice, sea fossils, saline, bread dough & baguette crust, caramel notes, cream, white florals, yellow lilies, excellent acidity and a beautifully; balanced, structured, nicely knitted, wire to wire long nicely not overly polished two-minute finish. This will keep getting better and better. Has decades of life.
Photos of my visit to the property just over a year a ago. Top right, a pano of the Cote de Blanc region as seen from the Clos Des Goisses vineyard-the region for Chardonnay in the region. Center photo of the Clos Des Goisses vineyard that grows over their facility from the street (I ate four bunches of unpicked Pinot Noir bunches while in it. All Pinot Noir in Clos Des Goisses. Wasn’t ready three weeks earlier when they picked, but was perfect for my visit. Best fruit I’ve eaten in a vineyard) Clos Des Gosisses sign as you walk up the stairs and barrel branding in their cellar.
From Robert Parker’s Yohan Castaing 11/16/23…
Furthermore, this report showcases Champagnes from Champagne Philipponnat, with special reference to the renowned Clos des Goisses and a few of its later releases. I must express my admiration for Phillipponnat's Champagnes; their consistent excellence across vintages attests to their remarkable prowess. Charles Philipponnat consistently produces Champagnes that are pure, crystalline and taut. Notably, he was among the pioneers from the major houses to embrace low dosage levels. — 18 days ago
Deep Garnet color. The nose is discreet at first glance but the mouth is beautiful in balance. Full-bodied mouth, silky. Lardy smoky notes, spicy black fruits, close to a Cornas. Nice bottle for its price.
Robe Grenat, profond. Le nez est discret de prime abord mais la bouche est magnifique d’équilibre. Bouche corsée, soyeuse. Notes fumées lardées, fruits noirs épicé, proche d’un Cornas. Belle bouteille pour son prix. — 2 years ago
Fresh & juicy on the nose with some dark cherry mixed with wild strawberry, with hint a touch of vanilla and allspice. Some blueberry pie emerges after some time.
On the palate this is so juicy - fresh, sappy, with vibrant acidity and light yet fleshy tannins. Very nice depth & presence, with the rocky mineral edge showing up in the very long finish.
This is a really lovely wine! — 3 months ago
A bit quieter than the gamay I had right before it. Great value. — 2 years ago
Cherry, cranberry, plum, and a bit of oak. Bright, clean, and fresh. Light tannin, medium minus alcohol, and medium plus acid. A lovely sipper. — 3 years ago
Medicinal and a bit hot at 14%. Crunchy cherry cough drop and pomegranate. Fruit a bit covered up by funk and star anise.
A great wine for the brett battle, and for me tips a bit too heavy in that direction. Perhaps just needs more time as many of these crus require. — 4 months ago
On opening, nose is reticent, but the flavors pop. Incredibly bright, deep cherry-berry fruit, with intense crushed stone dust minerality and mouthwatering acids. Tannins are there but super-fine and soft. Wow. Moulin-a-Vent is usually not one of my favorites Beaujo villages but this is crazy good. Will update as it takes on air to report on the the nose.
UPDATE: One hour later, nose showing up, with deep, zesty fruit and cracked stone. — 5 months ago
Deep, rich red fruit on the nose, gummy bears, a hint of leather. Some floral and herbal notes follow, with mushroomy earth, funk, and autumn leaves hiding underneath. The palate reveals even deeper notes of raw oyster mushroom, stewed cherry, dried leaves, and flowers pressed in a book. A slight tang of marjoram. A hint of ash. Characterful and distinct, a bit richer and heavier than most Moulin-Á-Vent. — 2 years ago
Maybe gifted by Jim — 4 years ago