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  1. DOM PERIGNON 2002 BRUT P2 (SECOND PLENTITUDE)

    Item #: i_378156
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 94+
    was $449.95 Special Price $419.98
  2. JACQUES DEFRANCE 2002 BRUT MILLESIME

    Item #: i_378602
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    JOHN GILMAN, VIEW FROM THE CELLAR-“The 2002 Jacques Defrance Brut Millésime was aged a minimum of five years on its fine lees prior to disgorgement. The wine offers up a lovely bouquet that is transitioning nicely into the additional complexity of maturity, delivering scents of apple, warm bread, a touch of walnut, dried flowers and a complex base of soil. On the palate the wine is medium-full, bright and frothy, with a good core, fine focus and balance and good length on the fairly complex finish. This is a bit more high-toned stylistically than I might have expected from the ripe 2002 vintage, but it is a good, solid example of the vintage that is just entering its plateau of peak maturity and has plenty of years still ahead of it… 2017-2035.”
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    was $54.95 Special Price $49.98
  3. LALLIER 2002 BRUT MILLESIME GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_364247
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 92 POINTS - "A rich wine, with delicious cream and apple flavors, lifted by fine acidity. It is opulent, packed with apricot and light honey character encased in a dry, mineral framework."
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    was $89.95 Special Price $79.98
  4. PIPER-HEIDSIECK 02 BRUT RARE (no box!)

    Item #: i_343230
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Spectator: 97
    JOHN GILMAN 95 POINTS-"I reported on the 2002 Piper-Heidsieck Rare a year ago [2015] and time does not seem to have touched it at all over the last twelve months, for if anything, this particular bottle seemed even younger than last year’s! The wine beautifully synthesizes the ripe fruit of ’02 with great structural integrity and seems likely to drink at its peak for at least another twenty years. The bouquet is a pure, complex blend of apple, white peach, a touch of leesiness, a great base of soil, fresh-baked bread, a touch of citrus peel and an overtly smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and superbly detailed, with a fine core of fruit, elegant mousse, bright acids and excellent backend mineral drive on the long, vibrant and very classy finish. 2016- 2035+.

    WINE SPECTATOR 97 POINTS
    - "A powerhouse, with verve to the finely cut, racy acidity, showing a sense of finesse and seamless integration of the firm frame. The silky texture carries layer upon layer of toasted brioche, currant and pear pâte de fruit flavors, with notes of grated ginger and coconut, cappuccino foam and spun honey. Mineral accents of smoke, ground spice and fleur de sel build on the long, echoing finish. Drink now through 2032."

    For the seventh consecutive year Chef de Cave Regis Camus of Piper-Heidsieck has walked away with the prestigious International Wine Challenge’s Sparkling Winemaker of the Year Award. It seems only fitting that Champagne’s most awarded Winemaker would be the mind behind this year’s top Champagne release. Since joining Piper-Heidsieck in 1994, Camus has shepherded the house to great acclaim thanks to his expert blending skills, attention to detail and passion for quality. Over the years we have developed an acute suspicion of ornately packaged wines (and boy is this tête de cuvée ever dressed to the nines); however, this is definitely one of those rare instances where the Champagne is as lustrous as its gilded label. As the notes below attest, this Piper Rare ranks with the best of the best from the great Champagne class of 2002. It goes without saying that this handsomely adorned treasure would make a most impressive executive gift.
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    was $169.95 Special Price $159.98

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