A hit of smoke and tutti fruity. Beautiful creamy palate with a mousse that fades perfectly in the mouth. Sweet toast and hint of butter.
Bristling mousse. Quite pert and precise with citrus and forest fruits. Very warming.
Fruity nose. Good salinity. Nice structure.
Oak from different areas, different burning. Old and new barrels. Lovely golden sweet tropical and vanilla notes. Quite opulent. The oak sits quite darkly on the palate, haunting it for 30 seconds after you finish with a delicate toasting note.
Quite closed on the nose. Lovely warm pinot fruit. Crisp.
Philippe produces some warm, opulent wines from Celles sur Ource and the surrounding area. The Blanc des Blancs vinified in oak possesses a wonderfully haunting oak note that lingers beautifully after you have finished and the Cuvee des Anges has a surprising precision given the age of the solera.
His wines appear to age well too with his 1999, tasted recently, showing superb freshness with sweet toasty, bitter and tutti-fruity notes.