Philipponnat Champagne crowned one of the best.
Wine Spectator released their results for over the European summer, with Philipponnat Champagne highlighted as one of the best on offer.
The Philipponnat Brut Rosé Champagne Réserve was awarded 91 points and described favourably as "lightly juicy, well balanced" with a "smoky base note to flavours of dried cherry, raspberry and raw almond, with a rich hint of peach pie". Drinking is recommended through 2018, with 5,000 cases made.
The Philipponnat Brut Champagne Clos des Goisses 2002 received 93 pts for a "tightly knit and firm" blend that is "lightly chalky in texture, but shows a sense of finesse". Its tasting offers "notes of ripe poached apple and pear, blackcurrant, blanched almond, liquorice and ground anise". Drinking is recommended through 2025.
The Philipponnat Brut Champagne Cuvée 1522 2003 received 93 points and is described as a "compact and powerful version", while flavours centre around "poached yellow apple and pear fruit" with hints of "smoke, beeswax, fresh forest and dried herb". Drink now through to 2025.
The Philipponnat Brut Champagne Réserve received 93 points, with tastes centred around "hints of oyster shell and smoke mix with crunchy green pear and white peach notes, accompanied by candied ginger, toasted almond and biscuit flavours". A "tightly knit and compact" blend, it features a "racy acidity and firm finish". Drink now through 2023.
The Philipponnat Brut Rosé Champagne was awarded 93 points and is described as featuring a "rich array of sun-dried black cherry, blackcurrant and orange liqueur flavours, with raw almond, floral and a ground spice". It features a "lightly chalky sensation" and a "smoky minerality". Drink now through 2028.
The Philipponnat Brut Champange Grand Black received 92 points as a "balanced and finely textured" variety, with a "backbone of well-cut acidity" and flavours of "black raspberry and cherry fruit, with hints of aromatic ground spice and rich rum cake". Drink now through 2025.
We congratulate Philipponat on their wonderful achievements.