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One of our favorite Tete de Cuvees that out performs its peers in less than stellar vintages. This is due to the vineyard diverse exposure. In the riper years they use more of the fruit from the cooler part of the vineyard, and the reverse when the vintage is more classic. Thus, they produced a gorgeous 2009 Clos des Goisses. I remember almost 20 years ago when I first tasted the 1991, and 1992 both from crappy Champagne vintages, and I was blow away by the quality of them. The other good news about the 2009 is that it won’t need 10 more years of bottle age like the 2008, so you can have something accessible now while you are waiting for the more classic vintages to come around.
Antonio Galloni 94-96 points! The 2009 Clos des Goisses, tasted from a trial disgorgement, is more than a worthy follow up to the stunning 2008. Bright, focused and powerful, with terrific freshness for the year, the 2009 is pure sensuality. To be sure, there is plenty of vintage 2009 radiance to the citrus, orchard fruit and pastry flavors, but the blocked malo style helps the wine retain plenty of verve. (Drink between 2024-2059)
John Gilman 94 points! The very, very fine 2009 Clos des Goisses is more typical of what one expects from this wine in its youth, as the nose is far more reserved out of the blocks than the 2010 version. This wine was disgorged in March of 2018 and the cépages of sixty-one percent pinot noir and thirty-nine percent chardonnay (a two-thirds pinot to one-third chardonnay blend is the goal here most years). The 2009 is nicely primary on the nose, offering up scents of pear, lovely red fruit tones, macadamia nut, a lovely base of soil, gentle smokiness and incipient notes of white flowers in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and nascently complex, with a rock solid core, lovely focus and grip, refined bubbles and outstanding length on the balanced and very promising finish. The palate seems a touch more open than the nose suggests and this wine will probably come forward fairly early for a Clos des Goisses, but will age long and beautifully on its exquisite balance. There is nothing blowsy about this racy 2009! (Drink between 2025-2075)