2007, Philipponnat, Cuvee 1522

Champagne, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 94

Drinking Dates: 2018-2040

Critic: Stephan Reinhardt

Tasted: 29-Jun-2018

The 2008 Extra Brut Grand Cru 1522 is also showing very well, offering up aromas of citrus, confit citrus, blackcurrants, marzipan and spice. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a layered and multidimensional core that marries the tangy acidic spine of the vintage with plenty of flesh and fruit, concluding with a long and chalky finish. While it's in a very different stylistic register to the 2009, the two are on a similar qualitative plane.