Paillard and Philipponnat at Christie's

Champagne Philipponnat's Clos des Goisses vineyard in Mareuil-sur-Ay

More fine champagne tasting notes... See also this guide to our recent coverage of champagne. 

As promised in my recent Champagne tasting article on Frerejean, Palmer and Philipponnat visited in Champagne in mid June, here are tasting notes on wines shown by Christie's before a sale in early June of mature top-quality champagnes. As I explained in my article on Friday, there are close links between Bruno Paillard and Philipponnat.

The nine tasting notes below are presented with all those from Bruno Paillard's personal champagne house first and then those of Philipponnat's very special single-vineyard Clos des Goisses. This particularly steep...