|Champagne||2008||Philipponnat Les Cintres||BT||0||6||3,300.00||12||6||366.66666666667||96.10||96.10||Philipponnat Les Cintres||0.75|
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The 2008 Les Cintres is 100% Pinot Noir from one of the best-exposed parcels within the Clos des Goisses. A powerful, explosive wine, the 2008 is endowed with serious intensity in all of its dimensions. Depth, gravitas and structure are the signatures in this embryonic Champagne, a wine that is likely to require quite a bit of time to come into its own.
Fermented and aged in 100% new oak (with no malolactic fermentation), Philipponnat's 2008 Les Cintres Extra Brut is one of three younger single-plot cuvées. The 2008 is just the second vintage, after 2006. Sourced from the central plots Les Grands Cintres and Les Petits Cintres inside the steep, south-facing part of the Clos des Goisses, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, the 2008 opens with pure, iodine, earthy (turf) and tobacco flavors along with smoky notes. On the palate, this is a pure, round, highly elegant and refined but complex and powerful Pinot Noir with a long, tensioned, very mineral, endless salty finish. Aged for more than nine years in the House’s cellars at a constant temperature of 12 degrees Celsius, this is a fascinating wine with great aging potential! Just 2,198 bottles made. Drink 2018-2050.