98 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2013 Extra-Brut Clos des Goisses is fabulous. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2013 is in no mood to show all its cards. The late harvest produced a bristling, intensely saline Clos des Goisses that will require years to be at its best. Even so, its depth, textural resonance and finish are so evocative as to what the future holds. The 2013 is a positively stunning Champagne and one of the best Goisses in recent memory. I can't wait to see how it develops. Dosage is 4.5 grams per liter. Drink: 2031-2053. (May 2022)"
98 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Surpassing even the 2012 and 2008, Philipponnat's 2013 Extra-Brut Clos des Goisses looks to be the finest vintage of this cuvée in several decades, at least on first acquaintance. Deriving from only the six core parcels out of the 13 that make up the Clos des Goisses, it's a striking wine, evoking aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruit, Anjou pear, clear honey, bee pollen, stone fruit and iodine. Full-bodied, layered and vinous, its textural attack segues into a deep, concentrated and tightly wound mid-palate that's girdled by racy acids and chalky structure, before concluding with a long, saline finish. Why is it quite so good? It would appear that 2013 was the perfect storm: an early-ripening terroir in a cool, late vintage; moderately yielding Burgundian selections of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that attained full maturity; and a willingness to make a strict selection have all come together to deliver a profound Clos des Goisses. Drink: 2025-2055. (Aug 2022)"
98 points Anne Krebiehl, MW (The World of Fine Wine): "There were 10,723 bottles made, the assemblage is 85% Pinot Noir with the rest Chardonnay, and the wine did not go through malolactic fermentation. It was disgorged in March 2022 with a dosage of 4.5g/l and will be shipped in the new year. A touch of smoke envelops hints of rosehip and rosehip tisane. More air brings incredible fruitiness, reminiscent of umeshu plum alongside an intense floral character and soft, airy sponge cake. The body, immediately statuesque, powerful but poised, has the same aromatic intensity that is made more apparent by the bright freshness of the year. The aftertaste has the spicy tang of maple syrup and a tingling top note of white pepper that accentuates the essential depth of fruit and an intrinsic saltiness. The foam is fine, and the autolysis is subtle but gains traction on the mid-palate and the long finish. (Issue 78; 2022)"
97 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (The Wine Independent): "A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the 2013 Clos des Goisses needs a little patience to allow ripe apple, candied ginger, and mandarin peel scents to emerge, followed by a toasty undercurrent and nuances of oyster shell and jasmine. The palate has exquisitely fine bubbles and electric, spine-tingling tension, with bags of subtle savory, toasty and citrusy flavors, finishing long and chalky. Alcohol 12.5%. Drink: 2025-2045. (8/24/22)"
96 points Tom Hewson (TimAtkin.com): "85% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay from the celebrated site in Mareuil-sur-Äy. The second rather small release of Clos des Goisses in a row. 2013 is a different beast to 2012, though. Whilst 2012 showed an exhilarating compression of both ripeness and structure, the 2013 trades on a more graceful, natural sort of tension. It's still Clos des Goisses, though, explosive with ginger and allspice, fragrant with raspberry and anise, slightly wild with intense dried peach, pear and spiced apple. There's a delicate side (for Goisses), some bright clementine and grapefruit Chardonnay keeping it on its toes. A beautifully measured progression of acidity, not hard or detached like some 2013s. An exciting release. (2022)"
|SubRegion||Vallée de la Marne|
|Varietal||Champagne / Sparkling Blend|