Tuesday, 10 September 2013


You have no idea how long I have been sharpening my clause to taste this wine. Since I am about to write about it, it is more than obvious that I have already tasted it and had a full bottle on my own. It also marks a milestone in my Champagne drinking existence due to the fact that the list of Champagnes I have not drunk has been reduced to a few that are left. Those that remain on the list are Veuve La Grande Dame Rose (any vintage), Krug Clos d'Ambonnay and Clos du Mesnil. The first I am very enthusiastic about, of course aware of my potential disappointment but at around £270 a bottle I think I can bear the disappointment. With the latter two that is a different story. As much as I would like to taste them I am more than reluctant to spend £2500 for Clos D'Ambonnay especially because it is Krug. And for Clos du Mesnil? The £400+ may not really be that big an issue but what amplifies the scale of the 'issue' is purely the fact that it is Krug and not exactly has Krug had an untarnished record with me.

But back to Clos de Goisses; I cannot say I was overwhelmed by the wine. I liked the woody character, delicate texture and balance were just as expected; One fine champagne.

That's all.

I will try it again especially the 2002 and 2004 vintages.


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