A last minute addition to this tasting, courtesy of a dear friend, the 1992 Clos des Goisses is a towering masterpiece. It’s as simple as that. Huge and exotic on the palate, the 1992 is the first wine in this tasting that shows what mature Goisses is all about. The flavors are intense and Pinot dominated, while the sense of phenolic weight is impossible to miss. This is the essence of Clos des Goisses.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2042
Robert Parker 87
Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s Clos des Goisses dinner. Disgorged April 2006, this is a perplexing Clos des Goisses that is subdued by SO2 on the nose and seems greener that I would have liked. The palate is better: citrus driven, more angular than the ’91 with notes of dried lemon peel, orange zest and lime, yet it never quite recovers from the aromatics. I would like to try another bottle of this, perhaps with a different disgorgement? Tasted October 2009.