Champagne Philipponnat, Les Cintres Extra Brut 2010
This wine is quite the beast. When the year allows it, Philipponnat bottles the wine from the most central plots of its majestic Clos des Goisses vineyard separately. From a sunny and warm, steeply south-facing slope, this 100% Pinot Noir is a wine of power and concentration. Its rich bouquet is sweetly fruity and generously spicy with notable oak influence. A wine of the hot 2010 season, it offers great gastronomic voluptuousness and vinosity. This will reward further cellaring.