There aren’t too many ’02 Champagnes left on our books. It really isn’t all that surprising given the brilliance of the vintage. And while it’s true that most of the upper echelons are still just a little too young to show off their full range of talents, it doesn’t mean they can’t provide enormous pleasure right now. But great things come to those who wait. And the greats from ’02 will definitely repay those with patience. So if you haven’t cellared any, don’t delay, because before long we will have cleared through the last of the ‘02s and when they reappear the market is bound to have moved up a notch, most possibly two.
Today we are delighted to be able to offer a small parcel of Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2002 a wine which recently bowled over our sales team, and was upgraded to 97/100 by Antonio Galloni.
“Now with another year of bottle age, the 2002 Brut Dom Ruinart is even better than it was last year. A huge bouquet of smoke, roasted almonds, nutmeg and graphite melds into layers of huge, exotic, super-ripe fruit. The 2002 has more than enough pure density and richness to fill out its broad shoulders nicely. It remains a big, powerful wine endowed with tons of pure structure. I can't wait to see how the 2002 ages. It is without question one of the truly great wines ever made at this historic maison.” 97/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinousmedia.com
“For those of you who enjoy elegant champagne with chalky minerality, citrus aroma and stringent acids backed up by a toasted character reminiscent of Charles Heidsieck, Belle Epoque and Dom Pérignon, Dom Ruinart Blanc is going to be a big favourite.” Richard Juhlin - www.champagneclub.com
“100% Chardonnay. Notably toasty nose with quite a bit of autolysis. Fine bead. Appetising dry finish, almost as though there’s some oak, after a delicate, mineral mid palate. Lots of acidity and very attractively refreshing. Very satisfying already.” 18 /20 Jancis Robinson (Nov 2012) jancisrobinson.com
“Shows beautiful, lacy texture, weaving persistent and mouthwatering acidity with flavors of patisserie pear, dried aprioct, almond paste, pickled ginger, acacia blossom and clover honey. This is underscored by a rich note of smoky minerality that rings out on the finish. Drink now through 2030.” 96 points Wine Spectator Insider ] Sept 2013
Please note that there is currently no stock available