philipponnat, les cintres 2010
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2010 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 2010 Extra-Brut Les Cintres, 100% Pinot Noir, from the warmest section within the Clos des Goisses, is bright and finely sculpted. In 2010, Les Cintres doesn't quite have the body or depth of either the 2008 or 2009 (that would have been impossible for the year), but it makes up for that with its energy. Citrus, white flowers, crushed rocks and mint bring out the brighter, more mineral-driven side of Pinot. Dosage is 4.5 grams per liter.