2002 Veuve Clicquot (Gift Boxed)
The 2002 Vintage reveals ripe apricots and pears interwoven with floral, buttery aromatics. Most of the wine’s appeal is upfront, as its persistence drops off quite a bit on the mid-palate. This is Lot 5102746, disgorged between February and March, 2006. In 2002, the blend is 60% Pinot Noir, 7% Pinot Meunier and 33% Chardonnay with 9 grams of dosage. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012. Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin is one of Champagne’s best known brands thanks to the success of its “yellow label” non-vintage wine and the tete de cuvee La Grande Dame.
Score 88 Antonio Galloni , Wine Advocate (180)