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Where the opportunity to compare the two has allowed, we have seen the best 2007s stand shoulder-to-shoulder in quality with the 2006s, if not exceed them in certain areas (Cristal is a good example of this). So it was with considerable excitement that we delved into the brand-new Clos des Goisses 2007 and we were not disappointed. A stunning spun-gold colour with miniscule bubbles, this expression of Goisses is fizzing with energy and coiled power. A dense, inward nose of toasted hazelnuts, lemon meringue, both fresh and lightly cooked green apple, and orange blossom opens up over time in the glasses to reveal just the merest hint of a more tropical fruit style (melon, passion fruit). The palate has phenomenal matter and extraction that is both completely mouth-coating and yet nuanced, nimble and fresh. The lemon oil-like mid-palate is dense and powerful, but immediately balanced and injected with life by ultra-fine acidity and incredible dry minerality. This balance keeps the finish up for well over a minute. Knowing how well Goisses can age, and how important acidity is for maintaining a long and happy life in Champagne, there is no doubt that this is a long-term Goisses with masses of potential. Like a loaded spring it is merely binding its time until it is ready for the trigger to be pulled.
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Essi Avellan MW, 96pts
Bright golden colour with evolved depth already upon launch. Overt, ripe nose with earthy-spicy characters coming with orange marmalade, apple and oriental spice complexity. To date, the maturing nose contrasts the tight, restrained palate, and it needs time to open up in the glass. The palate comes with a superb acid line, enhancing the length and contributing a beautiful saline mineral quality to the wine. At first there is structural richness to the mouth-feel but it gains a beautifully focused and lean, dry finish due to the extraordinary acidity and low, 4,25g/l dosage. Fresh, nervy and vivacious despite the winey quality. This is a Clos des Goisses to keep.
The 2007 Clos des Goisses Brut blends 65% Pinot Noir with 35% Chardonnay and opens with a bright, highly refined and complex bouquet of red fruits, fresh ginger and roasted hazelnuts. On the palate, this is a pure, highly refined and very mineral Clos des Goisses that reveals a long, complex, beautifully tensioned and iodine-laced finish. Just Beautiful! This bottle was disgorged in September 2016. Tasted April 2018. - Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate #237, June 2018
The 2007 Clos des Goisses is gorgeous. Almost shockingly finessed and light on its feet for Goisses, the 2007 is a wine of superb elegance. The power and richness of Goisses is there, but in the background. It will be many years before the 2007 blossoms into a complete, fully expressive Champagne. Even so, it is striking today. With time, hints of lemon confit, chamomile and marzipan develop in the glass, but readers will have to cellar the 2007 for at least five years, maybe more, to get the full Goisses experience. Dosage is 4.5 grams per liter. Disgorged June, 2016. - vinous.com, July 2017
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