Clos des Goisses is the champagne for special occasions. It is particularly suitable as an accompaniment to gastronomic dinners, and is best decanted into a carafe before serving. With its extraordinary mineral intensity, exceptionally full body and finish, this is a wine with long ageing potential, popular with connoisseurs and unanimously acclaimed by the best wine tasters.
97 Points Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "Champagne lovers will not want to miss the 2004 Clos des Goisses. A towering, utterly majestic wine, the 2004 captivates all of the senses with its stunning grace and pure pedigree. Clos des Goisses is often a big, broad Champagne, but not in 2004. Unusually bright, precise and chiseled, the 2004 is a Goisses that impresses for its finesse and tension. The 2004 is all about detail and nuance. The 2004 is 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay, with 100% malolactic fermentation. Dosage was 4.3 grams per liter. I can't imagine opening a bottle before its 15th birthday, and even that may prove to be optimistic. The 2004 Clos des Goisses is a must-have Champagne. It's as simple as that."
96 Points The Wine Advocate - "From their iconic steep, south-facing, riverside vineyard in Mareuil-sur-Ay - acquired in 1935 - Philipponnat's strikingly beautiful 2004 Brut Clos des Goisses betrays no suggestion of alcoholic weight or opacity such as one might associate with an especially warm, fast-ripening vineyard. On the contrary, this is a bottling that combines silken feel with delicacy, refreshment, and utmost transparency to nuance. Chamomile, mint and lily-of-the-valley don't just turn heads from the rim of the glass; they waft through this wine's entire palate performance, against a greenhouse-like background of diverse if elusive flowering and leafing things. Salivary gland-tugging salinity and hints of chalk suffuse a fruit matrix of white peach, lime, red raspberry and red currant whose juicy, subtly crunchy expressions put me a bit in mind of certain supreme Nahe Rieslings. This site's reflection in the Marne River is itself iconic, but its reflection in your glass will prove kaleidoscopically spellbinding. That effect persisted during the four days I had the pleasure of following this 2004, and I suspect that subsequent bottles will prove worth following for at least a decade. "
95 Points International Wine Cellar - "Vivid yellow. Heady, mineral-driven scents of fresh citrus and orchard fruits, white flowers, anise and iodine, with toasty lees and herbal notes coming up with air. Densely packed Meyer lemon and bitter pear skin flavors become sweeter with air and show excellent focus. The smoke and floral qualities come back on the mineral-dominated finish, which lingers with outstanding tenacity. I'll bet that this superbly balanced Champagne will reward many years of cellaring."