jamie goode's wine blog: Lunchtime fizz: Philipponnat non dose

Monday, June 15, 2009

Lunchtime fizz: Philipponnat non dose

Fiona and I have a few days without children. This is almost an impossible luxury, and we were planning to go away for a few days somewhere exotic. But RTL is in season, and there's nowhere we can leave her, so we're staying put. The only solution is to drink wine, good wine, and in quantity. We made a good stab at it this lunchtime, beginning with a zero dosage Champagne in the glorious sunshine.

Champagne Philipponnat Royale Reserve Non Dose
From the 2005 vintage, with no dosage added. Deep yellow/gold colour. Taut, warm, toasty and herby, with a lovely savoury, fruity quality and good acidity. This avoids being at all harsh, with a honeyed, toasty richness and a dry palate. Nicely complex. 91/100 (UK agent Les Caves de Pyrene)



At 7:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jamie - you are a lucky chap - you drink a lot of fabulous wine and eat a lot of very, very fine food. How do you remain so slim - do you go to a gym?

At 9:55 PM, Anonymous Precious Williams said...

This champagne is just incredible. I'm surprised it doesn't have a higher profile.


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