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Bollinger Champagne R.D. Extra Brut 2002 750ml

Rated 99 - #38 Top 100, 2016 - Super fresh, this is striking given the 10 years in the cellars; it has a fine citrus nose - plenty of lemon,...
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Krug Champagne Brut 2002 750ml

Rated 100 - #7 Top 100, 2016 - The much-anticipated 2002 has impeccable detail and depth with a lot of chalky, stony and flinty elements on the...

2002 Champagne Blend Wine

The sparkling wines of Champagne have been revered by wine drinkers for hundreds of years, and even today they maintain their reputation for excellence of flavor and character, and are consistently associated with quality, decadence, and a cause for celebration. Their unique characteristics are partly due to the careful blending of a small number of selected grape varietals, most commonly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. These grapes, blended in fairly equal quantities, give the wines of Champagne their wonderful flavors and aromas, with the Pinot Noir offering length and backbone, and the Chardonnay varietal giving its acidity and dry, biscuity nature. It isn't unusual to sometimes see Champagne labeled as 'blanc de blanc', meaning it is made using only Chardonnay varietal grapes, or 'blanc de noir', which is made solely with Pinot Noir.
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