Philipponnat, Clos des Goisses, Champagne 2006
This perfect south-facing vineyard in Mareuil-sur-Ay is a fine ambassador for 2006. The wine is holding on to elegance and poise despite warm conditions, thanks to a proportion of Chardonnay (35%) bringing welcome freshness and finesse. This balances the generous, expansive Pinot Noir in ’06 -acacia honey and black cherry in happy marriage. Subtle and classy.
Taster: Michael Edwards