Disgorged in March 2021 with 4.5 grams per liter dosage, Philipponnat's 2014 Extra-Brut Grand Cru Cuvée 1522 exhibits aromas of crisp yellow apples, stone fruit, buttery pastry and citrus oil. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and elegantly vinous, with a layered core of fruit, bright girdling acids and a seamless profile, it's beautifully balanced and should age with considerable grace. As I've written before, this cuvée derives its name from the year in which the Philipponnat family settled in Ay, and it's intended to foreground the virtues of the wines of that village. William Kelley, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2014 Extra-Brut Cuvée 1522 is terrific. Bright and finely cut, the 2014 is immediately full of charm, starting with a bouquet that is absolutely beguiling. Dried pear, chamomile, mint and orange peel lend quite a bit of nuance, but it is the wine's energy and bright acids that I find most attractive. Dosage is 4.5 grams per liter. Disgorged: March, 2021. (Originally published in May 2021). Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Region: Champagne, France
Grape Varietal: 81% Pinot Noir, 19% Chardonnay
Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 94 Points, Vinous 94 Points
Suggested Drink Window: 2021 - 2041
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