Vintage Champagne 1992 & 1993: Panel tasting results

Vintage champagne, champagne, Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 1992
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Philipponnat, Clos des Goisses 1992 (disgorged April 2005)
This vintage was made by Norbert Thiébert, who retired in 1998. When first released, Clos des Goisses 1993 had seemed significantly superior, but the 1992 crept ahead about five years ago, and their relative qualities have been endorsed by this tasting. Different dates of disgorgement are primarily responsible for the variable performances of the four bottles and two magnums we tasted, and they will all be great Champagnes if given at least seven years post-disgorgement ageing under ideal conditions. The blend is 30% Chardonnay and 70% Pinot Noir, with a dosage of 4.3g/l.
Decanter average score 18.75pts/20 (95+/100pts)
Price £131.88 Fine & Rare*
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 13%
* Fine & Rare is unable to confirm which disgorgement of this Champagne it
lists – this or the 1992 disgorged in April 2010