94 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(2013 base vintage; disgorged September 2017; 20% chardonnay, 75% pinot noir, 5% meunier; majority premier and grand crus; 5–7% red wine from Clos des Goisses in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ; aged 3 years on lees; 26% solera of reserves aged in barrels; partial malolactic fermentation; aged at least 3 years on lees; 9g/L dosage). Philipponnat’s Rosé aspiration is freshness, and it’s now entrusted to dark bottles for the first time, ‘because it’s impossible to educate retailers on lightstruck degradation in clear bottles!’ explains international marketing and sales director Antoine de Boysson. The bright purity and gentle structure of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ pinot is well suited to rosé (as Billecart has also exemplified), and Philipponnat has always excelled with this blend. You would have to go all the way back to 2008 to find a release of such refined elegance as the 2013 base. A tiny dose of Clos des Goisses red wine is all it takes to stain it a beautiful medium salmon hue. The presence of pinot noir brings great depth of savoury spice and tomato over a core of red cherry and wild strawberry fruit. Chalk mineral structure is very fine and pronounced, in wonderful synergy with lively, focused acidity and fine-grained, well-toned tannins. A rosé of true greatness, presenting refined elegance with lingering persistence. (2020-2021)"
92 points Wine Spectator: "[$84 list] Aromatic, with spring forest and smoke notes, this firm rosé Champagne is tightly knit on the palate, showing subtle hints of baked white cherry, singed orange peel, toast and pastry cream. There's power here, set in an elegant frame. Disgorged August 2016. Best from 2019 through 2022. 400 cases imported. (2017)"
92 points James Suckling: "Good reserve and freshness to this Champagne, which shows peonies, rose petals, bread crumbs and cinnamon and spice. A vertical palate follows, where tangy acidity punctuates integrated and creamy bubbles and carries subtle stone fruit medium-long. Drink now. (7/11/19)"
92 points Wine & Spirits: "[$84 list] Philipponnat maintains a solera of older vintage reserves in barrels, which provides about 30 percent of this blend. It gains its color from a portion of pinot noir macerated on the skins, which also seems to contribute a plummy note to deepen the flavors of red fruit and orange. This is light and refined. (Dec 2017)"
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