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  • Country ranking ?

    455
  • Producer ranking ?

    6
  • Decanting time

    20min
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Salmon with a mild butter sauce

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The Story

100% Chardonnay

Millésime is a single vintage Blanc de Blancs from the grapes of two vineyards in Avize, Le Mont de Cramant and Les Chantereines.

 

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Wine Information

A total turn on, the 2002 Extra-Brut Grand Cru Millesime is one of the great wines of this vintage. Exotic, ripe and totally flashy, the 2002 bursts from the glass with massive layers of fruit. Honey, spices, tangerine, nectarine, flowers and mint all come to life in this huge, vivid Champagne. Waves of rich, tropical infused fruit supported by veins of saline minerality flow through to the voluptuous, huge finish. This is a stunning wine from Anselme Selosse. Ideally, the 2002 needs a few years for some of the baby fat to drop off, but it is pretty fabulous today. The overt richness bears more than a passing resemblance to Montrachet, from the Chassagne side. Disgorgement date: February 23, 2012.

Score: 97 Antonio Galloni,

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Vintage 2002

A cold winter and a mild late spring cued for a perfect June allowing early and fast flowering. Outstanding weather conditions prevailed and the season went on without dramatic turns. Rains in August raised concerns regarding gray rot, but finally sunshine and dry conditions throughout September resulted in an abundant crop of largely healthy fruit (11,930 kg/ha). Dehydration due to wind further aided in achieving perfect ripeness and additional concentration. This, and the cool nights, helped in retaining fresh acidity and, despite the ripeness (10.3% potential alcohol), the wines did not suffer from heaviness or a lack of life. A near-perfect vintage, which produced balanced Champagnes consistently around the region. The best show an impeccable combination of freshness, power, structure and finesse. However, some have matured aromatically quicker than expected and are already past their peak. 2002 produced an abundance of spectacular champagnes, such as Dom Pérignon (the entire range), Krug Vintage and Clos du Mesnil, Piper-Heidsieck Rare, Louis Roederer Cristal and Cristal Rosé, Ruinart Dom Ruinart and Dom Ruinart Rosé, Salon Le Mesnil and Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, to name a few.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

14 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Deep and Gold

ending

Endless and Spicy

flavors

Bread, Apricot, Toasty, Honey, New-oak and Floral

nose

Intense, Complex, Tempting and Rich

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Balanced, Multi-dimensional, Well-structured, Developing, Full-bodied, Toasty and Powerful

Verdict

Well-rounded and Impressive

Written Notes

Attractive gently reductive florals and chalky stony notes. This smells extremely fresh. The palate has a fresh grapefruit, lemon and white peach fruit core. Smooth, nicely ripened and well-balanced.

  • 92p
Precis som i Bourgogne är ’02 en härligt genrös årgång och i händerna på mäster Selosse är det bara att åka med! Selosse på riktigt gott humör! Rik och kryddig med exotisk frukt och tonvis av den så typiska magnoliatonen.
  • 96p
Tasted from Selosse's cellar. Monumental wine, which keep improving in glass very long time. Deep gold colour very complex nose. Aromas of apricot marmelade, spices, caramel, salty licourice, minerals and honey almost like in great Sauternes. Sure there's some oak and ox, but they are nicely at background and beautifully balanced. On palate lots of exotic fruits, spices, honey, minerals and some oak. Almost infinite, very low dosage and fresh finish.
  • 98p
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Information

Origin

Avize, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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Ratafia 'Il Etait Une Fois'

Rosé

Substance

Version Initial

Version Originale

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