Philipponnat 2005 Champagne "1522," Mareuil-Sur-Ay, France
International Wine Cellar rating: 92..."Bright gold. Deeply pitched orchard and pit fruits on the nose, with subtle toasted nut and spice notes and a touch of sea salt. Broad and concentrated, offering mineral-accented pear and gingerbread flavors and a hint of anise. Weighty, full and long on the smoky finish, with an echoing pit fruit note. Disgorged in December, 2013."