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WTN: Philipponnat Royale Reserve Brut NV

by Bill Hooper » Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:24 pm

Lemon and kiwi, with red fruit -raspberry?- and buttered biscuit. This is a leesy SOB and the partial Malo is really prevalent. Full-bodied, but with a battery acid finish. A fully satisfying and friendly Champagne that is damn hard not to love. $45



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Re: WTN: Philipponnat Royale Reserve Brut NV

by Jenise » Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:03 am

Bill, I've never had a Philipponnat. Sounds like you'd reccomend it. Is there another house out there you'd compare them favorably to?
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Re: WTN: Philipponnat Royale Reserve Brut NV

by Bill Hooper » Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:42 am

Jenise,

Maybe the middle ground between Pol Roger and Charles Ellner?
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Re: WTN: Philipponnat Royale Reserve Brut NV

by JC (NC) » Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:36 pm

In a tasting where we had both, I prefered the top-of-the-line Philipponnat Clos des Goisses to the Pol Roger Winston Churchill.
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Re: WTN: Philipponnat Royale Reserve Brut NV

by Bill Hooper » Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:22 pm

JC (NC) wrote:In a tasting where we had both, I prefered the top-of-the-line Philipponnat Clos des Goisses to the Pol Roger Winston Churchill.



JC, I agree. The Clos des Goisses is one of the finest Champagnes money can buy. It needs years of cellar time though. The 1996 is like drinking a cheese grater.


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Re: WTN: Philipponnat Royale Reserve Brut NV

by Paul Winalski » Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:13 am

I've had the Pol Roger Cuvee Winston Churchill, and adored it, so sounds like this is one I should seek out.

Thanks for the tip!

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