philipponnat, les cintres 2009
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2009 philipponnat, les cintres

Why We're Buying

Philipponnat Les Cintres Champagne Extra Brut is the king of Champagnes. It's a single-plot pinot noir-chardonnay that benefits from prolonged sunshine during the growing season. With a strong olfactory punch and touches of red fruit and smokiness, this Les Cintres is a must-have in any Champagne collection.

Critics Scores

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The 2009 Les Cintres, from the warmest part of Clos des Goisses, is powerful, ample and creamy, with all of the radiance of 2009 on display. Impeccable in its balance, with better integration of oak than the 2008, the 2009 is hugely promising. That said, readers need to be patient, as the 2009 is in no mood to show all of its cards today. Lemon confit, mint and flowers, along with light tropical overtones, emerge over time, but only with great reluctance. Dosage is 4.5 grams per liter. Drink 2024-2049.