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Philipponnat Les Cintres 2008


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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Champagne2008Philipponnat Les CintresBT063,300.001296+ AG6366.6666666666796.1096.10Philipponnat Les Cintres0.75
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Tasting Notes

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, July 2018

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.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, July 2017

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.

Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (237), June 2018
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