Philipponnat "Clos des Goisses" Extra Brut Champagne 2015
94 Points Burghound
Strong aromas of petrol and yeast predominate at present over the elegant and pure aromas of citrus, white flowers and apple scents. As is usually the case there is a highly refined mouth feel to the wonderfully intense, rich and complex flavors that are shaped by a wonderfully fine effervescence, all wrapped in a notably dry finish. This is an unusually powerful vintage of Clos des Goisses and another interesting aspect is how dry it is for a 2005. While this could be enjoyed now I would suggest holding it for another 3 to 5 years first to allow a bit more overall depth to develop.