Champagne Philipponnat Clos des Goisses L.V. 1997 (Disg. March 2022)

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Champagne Philipponnat Clos des Goisses L.V. 1997 (Disg. March 2022)
Producer Philipponnat
Region, Country Clos de Goisses, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 1
Product Code 22494-750

The L.V., or Long Vieillissement, is Philipponnat’s ‘long aging’ project. It is widely accepted that the Clos des Goisses is one of the finest wines in Champagne for aging and needs at least 10 to 15 years to unveil its true majesty. In short, for more than two decades Philipponnat has been holding back a portion of the Clos des Goisses to be released over time. From such an exceptional year, you can expect a wine well worth waiting for.
Packaged in a solid oak box. While there have already been some late-disgorged wines released over the years, the L.V. range now formalises a yearly release at the same time as the current vintage. Please note, we are talking about maturation on lees here, with late disgorgement for release. The 1997 L.V is a blend of 66% Pinot Noir and 34% Chardonnay vinified under then chef de cave Norbert Thiébert and aged for a quarter of a century in Philipponnat’s Caveau du Trésor.


Champagne Philipponnat Clos des Goisses L.V. 1997 (Disg. March 2022)

Reviews

“Gorgeous nutty nose, dark golden in colour but completely belying the freshness and racy energy within the glass. Buttery brioche notes with lemon patisserie, hazelnuts and candied lemons but also bitter fruit rind aromas too, so much going on but so precise and crystalline at the same time. So much life to this, zingy and upfront, totally thrilling and you'd never guess it was from 1997. It's not succulent but totally mouthwatering, giving the acidity still but remaining quite focussed and direct. I love the slightly baked patisserie edges and soft hints of buttery toast. Just wonderfully exhilarating drinking this, totally wows on the palate with a clarity that is so moreish. It's extremely uplifting with such a sense that there's something very special in the glass.”
98 points, Georgina Hindle, Decanter
The golden wine is most fragrant, a gentle swirl revealing white truffle and fresh white field mushroom, both caught in a lovely cloud of freshly baked, springy, yeasty brioche. A sense of saltiness insinuates itself on the nose and stays right there on the palate, where the mousse has softened slightly. There is a lovely savoriness—of oyster shell, of saltiness, of the buttery, salty crust of a yeasty bun of grilled cashew nut. Lemon echoes on this mellow, rich, yet fresh wine. Lovely.
96 points, Anne Krebiehl, The World of Fine Wine

Reviews

“Gorgeous nutty nose, dark golden in colour but completely belying the freshness and racy energy within the glass. Buttery brioche notes with lemon patisserie, hazelnuts and candied lemons but also bitter fruit rind aromas too, so much going on but so precise and crystalline at the same time. So much life to this, zingy and upfront, totally thrilling and you'd never guess it was from 1997. It's not succulent but totally mouthwatering, giving the acidity still but remaining quite focussed and direct. I love the slightly baked patisserie edges and soft hints of buttery toast. Just wonderfully exhilarating drinking this, totally wows on the palate with a clarity that is so moreish. It's extremely uplifting with such a sense that there's something very special in the glass.”
98 points, Georgina Hindle, Decanter
The golden wine is most fragrant, a gentle swirl revealing white truffle and fresh white field mushroom, both caught in a lovely cloud of freshly baked, springy, yeasty brioche. A sense of saltiness insinuates itself on the nose and stays right there on the palate, where the mousse has softened slightly. There is a lovely savoriness—of oyster shell, of saltiness, of the buttery, salty crust of a yeasty bun of grilled cashew nut. Lemon echoes on this mellow, rich, yet fresh wine. Lovely.
96 points, Anne Krebiehl, The World of Fine Wine

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