Clos des Goisses is quite simply one of the very best wines produced anywhere on the planet. Not only is it a truly exquisite Champagne, it is both a rarity and a phenomenon, coming from one of the most singular and extraordinary vineyards in the world. It also helps that Charles Philipponnat and his team are winemakers par excellence! At our recent Clos des Goisses dinner at Texture Restaurant in London, the wines back to the 1980 and 1976 were absolutely beyond belief with incredible youth and vivacity.
Clos des Goisses is crafted from a single vineyard divided into 16 plots, on a steep slope with a perfect aspect. Planted with 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, Clos des Goisses ranks among the finest terroir on the planet and the resulting Champagnes are among the finest and longest-lived from the region.
Richard Juhlin- “Clos des Goisses is consistently one of the world's foremost wines... I recently held a complete vertical tasting of this personal wine. The champagnes were amongst the most ravishing I have tasted.”
Essi Avellan MW – “One of the lures of Clos des Goisses is the intellectual pleasure from following how this great single-vineyard performs in different vintages and over time. True to its terroir wine philosophy, only 12 vintages out of the 79 since 1935 have not been produced.”
The 2005 is truly extraordinary–the wine shows stunning energy, focus and clarity, with lashings of tropical fruit balanced by amazing minerality. The average production is around 2,500 cases - minuscule by Champagne standards – and the 2005 vintage is a mere 1,600 dozen.One lucky member of the BI team visited Clos des Goisses in the summer and was among the very first in the world to taste the finished 2005 – as something of a Champagne aficionado himself, the bar was set high and happily the wine lived up to its stellar reputation; this is thanks in no small part to the positive effects of the new, state-of-the-art winery (this is just the second vintage to be produced there).
We are therefore delighted to offer:
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96pts BI - “Real excitement and energy here. The unique brilliance of this near vertical vineyard shines through in spades – a generous, inviting, richly-fruited core is balanced wonderfully by the zip, zest, and precision of the finish. Whistle clean and very nimble, this is a Goisses that will be delicious in relative youth but that also has all of the terrifically married ingredients to develop those wonderfully tell-tale mocha, toasted nut, and cocoa notes that are so appealing and downright delicious with requisite bottle-age. Fantastic potential. 2018-2035+”
£900 per case when you buy 3+ cases
Offer subject to final confirmation. E&OE