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2002 Tarlant Champagne "L'entincelante" Prestige Millesime Brut NatureBlend from France

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  • 95+ Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 95 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 95 Audrey Frick - jebdunnuck.com
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Ratings:

95+

An assemblage of 57% Chardonnay, 29% Pinot Noir and 14% Pinot Meunier, the 2002 Millésime Prestige l'Étincelante (literally: the sparkling one) opens with an exciting bouquet that displays lovely matured yet precise fruit aromas along with brioche, stony and flinty notes. On the palate, the 2002 is intense, firm and vibrantly fresh, showing a juicy, chalky texture and stimulating salinity in the long yet still young finish. This is one of the best vintage Champagnes I have tasted here so far. Tasted in April 2018.

95 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

The 2002 Brut Nature L’Étincelante is one of the most restrained 2002 Champagnes readers will come across. And it is absolutely exquisite. Delicate scents of apricot, chamomile, pear, baked apple tart, brioche and yellow flowers all lift from the glass. Medium in body and super-refined, the 2002 has so much to recommend it. This is a tremendous showing from Benoit Tarlant.

95 Audrey Frick - jebdunnuck.com

The 2002 Champagne l'Etincelante Brut Nature is 57% Pinot Noir, 29%, Chardonnay, and the rest Meunier, and was aged for 15 years on the lees prior to disgorgement in September 2018. It comes from two terroirs of Campanian chalk and Lutetian limestone. A medium yellow hue, its nose is floral with pure red fruits of marasca cherry, rose petal, croissant dough, and chalk. The mousse is refined and adds richness where it is otherwise is driving with mineral persistence. It is quite remarkable in that the texture is so well rounded when it could feel mean. It is still youthful at this stage and will continue to improve over the coming 20 or so years.

Product Detail

Item # 125471
Country France
Region Champagne
Sub-Region Champagne
Ratings

95+ - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

95 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

95 - Audrey Frick - jebdunnuck.com

Vintage 2002
Color White
ABV 12.0%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Sparkling
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream, vanilla, ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry, mushroom and flower
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream, vanilla, barnyard, cherry, plum, game, tomato and flower