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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Philipponnat Royale Reserve Brut
Philipponnat Royale Reserve Brut
(search item no. 21442)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
Burghound.com rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $39.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A Champagne composed mainly of Pinot Noir blended with Chardonnay and a small proportion of Pinot Meunier.

It is the culmination of blending 25 different crus from diverse areas of the Champagne region and from several vintage years.

The Brut Royale Réserve is a supple, fresh and fruity wine of great delicacy. On the nose there is citrus, red fruits and delicately yeasty fresh bread. The taste has crisp lime, fruity red currants and black berries and a smooth, well-structured finish.

Its quality is apparent in the extreme finesse and persistency of its bubbles.

A champagne to be enjoyed at any time!

"Baked apple, honey and nutmeg aromas with a hint of autolysis. Evolved, creamy flavors of peach, caramel and baguette. Excellent length with a defined aged nuance coupled with dried fruit and minerals in the close."
-Wine News

My Notes:

About Philipponnat:

The House of Philipponnat is located at the very heart of the Champagne region, in the village of Mareuil-sur-Ay, five kilometers east of Eparney. Just about 100 meters from the Romanesque church of Saint-Hilaire, and not far from the river Marne, you'll come upon the classical façade of the House of Philipponnat, its grand courtyard and monumental portal bearing the House's coat of arms.

Not far from there, near the vineyard, in the historical cellars dating back to the 18th century, Philipponnat Champagnes are ageing slowly in total silence and perfect darkness.

The House of Philipponnat is heir to traditions maintained by generations of cellar masters. Today, Philipponnat produces approximately 500,000 bottles comprising a complete range recognized by the greatest connoisseurs. From the Brut Royale Reserve, the true ambassador of the House, to the vintage Cuvee du Clos des Goisses, these are rich and structured wines, with blends dominated by the Pinot Noir offered to lovers of fine wines. Also, the House of Philipponnat has an exceptional collection of Old Vintage Champagnes quietly ageing on lees in cellars whose exact location is a closely guarded secret.