Top Recommendations: 2002 Champagnes

2002 is another classic Champagne vintage which is avidly collected by Champagne experts across the world. These long-lived wines have been fabulous performers, but as the best scoring names (listed below) are still cheap versus 1996 and hence offer the prospect of continuing outperformance for years to come.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois 2002 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £860.57
2002

Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois 2002 (6x75cl)

The Champagne Guide (99)

"(disgorged in 2012; 60% Montagne de Reims pinot noir, 40% Côte des Blancs chardonnay; 18% barrel-fermented in old oak casks; partial malolactic fermentation; 4g/L dosage)... Even at 13 years of age it upholds brilliant primary definition of icy lemon citrus, with only subtle graceful evolution of nougat and butter, promising decades of potential yet. As always, the greatness of Billecart is proclaimed not by impact or power, but by slowly rising complexity and profound chalk mineral presence. Its cascade of minerality is very fine, to the point of silkiness, yet simultaneously poised and confident. Delightful poise and intricate craftsmanship proclaim one of the great Billecarts of the modern era, a champagne with many characters and subplots to reveal, to be enjoyed slowly in the presence of the most intimate company--and ideally not for at least another decade.
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Champagne 6x75cl 1 99 (CG) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £860.57
Bollinger La Grande Annee 2002 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £889.38
2002

Bollinger La Grande Annee 2002 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

A stunning edition of one of the great vintage Champagnes that sees immense power and freshness carry the inherent complexity that is the cornerstone of the Bollinger style. Lemon rind, chalk, lime juice and light-grilled nuts here, this has terrific freshness and fragrant lift, gently sweet biscuity complexity here too. The palate's crisp, powerful, assertive and long, delivering a wealth of apple, melon and citrus fruit flavour amid lemon biscuit, almond nougat and a jousting savoury vs. cleansing finish. It's superb now, but will grow and develop handsomely for some years if well cellared. Drink from 2016.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Champagne 6x75cl 5 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £889.38
Dom Perignon P2 2002 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,174.29
2002

Dom Perignon P2 2002 (3x75cl)

Decanter (99)

And so from P1 methuselah to P2, which for Geoffroy ‘goes beyond Champagne’. P2, he continues, must be ‘deeper, richer, longer…better than P1' - otherwise why release it? Well, they haven't yet, although it's pencilled in for later in 2019. Here we have drive, vinosity and incredible length. The sweet and savoury balance indulges with a seductive embrace. Gustav Klimt in a glass maybe. Outstanding.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 3x75cl 1 99 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,174.29
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,210.29
2002

Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A re-release of the original 2010 disgorgement. Super fine, super fresh and super savory aromas of chalky stones with hints of flowers, white almonds, lemon peel and grapefruit. The palate has intense, mouth-filling, lemon-curd flavor. Very powerful, very concentrated and very expressive. Smooth finish that’s full of life, leaving a bright, white cherry note. Drink in 2022.
Ex-Winery 2020 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 3x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,210.29
Dom Perignon 2002 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,946.58
2002

Dom Perignon 2002 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (98)

The 2002 Dom Pérignon speaks to opulence and intensity. Rich, layered and voluptuous in the glass, the 2002 shows off its flamboyant personality with flair. Butter, cooked apple and tropically-leaning fruits mesh together effortlessly. Interestingly, with time in the glass the 2002 gains in freshness and energy without losing its essential opulence. The elevated ripeness of the year gives the 2002 Dom Pérignon distinctly Puligny-Montrachet leaning inflections. Chef de Caves Richard Geoffroy adds that August that year was hot and very dry. Rain towards the end of the month and into early September freshened the vines and accelerated the final phase of ripening. This is yet another fabulous showing from the 2002, which continues to cement its reputation as a truly epic Dom Pérignon.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 1 98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,946.58
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2002 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,036.58
2002

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2002 (6x75cl)

Vinous (98)

We started with a sensational 2002 Taittinger Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne. My word, this is exquisite, representing everything I adore in champagne. Limpid gold in hue, it has a compelling bouquet of walnut, smoke, dried honey and shucked oyster shells that I found utterly entrancing. The palate does not disappoint, displaying an irresistible rounded texture and perfectly pitched acidity that cuts through the flavors of lemon curd, orange pith and crushed stone. It was as if this champagne tries to give you everything you desire, and does it with such aplomb that you cannot help but be smitten. I have no doubt that it will cruise at a high altitude for many years.
4 In Stock
Delivery to Storage from 4 Dec 2021

Champagne 6x75cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,036.58
Salon Le Mesnil 2002 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £6,439.38
2002

Salon Le Mesnil 2002 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (100)

The 35th and most recent vintage of Salon since the house was founded in 1905 is memorable and magnificent. Made only from Chardonnay grown in the Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, it combines intense minerality, a crisp textured core and the beginnings of maturity. The depths of this wine, with its layers of fruit and steeliness, are superb. Even after 12 years, it still needs to age further. Drink from 2018.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Jan 2022

Champagne 6x75cl 1 100 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £6,439.38
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois 2002 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £699.99
2002

Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois 2002 (6x75cl)

The Champagne Guide (99)

"(disgorged in 2012; 60% Montagne de Reims pinot noir, 40% Côte des Blancs chardonnay; 18% barrel-fermented in old oak casks; partial malolactic fermentation; 4g/L dosage)... Even at 13 years of age it upholds brilliant primary definition of icy lemon citrus, with only subtle graceful evolution of nougat and butter, promising decades of potential yet. As always, the greatness of Billecart is proclaimed not by impact or power, but by slowly rising complexity and profound chalk mineral presence. Its cascade of minerality is very fine, to the point of silkiness, yet simultaneously poised and confident. Delightful poise and intricate craftsmanship proclaim one of the great Billecarts of the modern era, a champagne with many characters and subplots to reveal, to be enjoyed slowly in the presence of the most intimate company--and ideally not for at least another decade.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 1 99 (CG) Read Review/Description In Bond: £699.99
Bollinger La Grande Annee 2002 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £724.00
2002

Bollinger La Grande Annee 2002 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

A stunning edition of one of the great vintage Champagnes that sees immense power and freshness carry the inherent complexity that is the cornerstone of the Bollinger style. Lemon rind, chalk, lime juice and light-grilled nuts here, this has terrific freshness and fragrant lift, gently sweet biscuity complexity here too. The palate's crisp, powerful, assertive and long, delivering a wealth of apple, melon and citrus fruit flavour amid lemon biscuit, almond nougat and a jousting savoury vs. cleansing finish. It's superb now, but will grow and develop handsomely for some years if well cellared. Drink from 2016.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Champagne 6x75cl 5 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £724.00
Dom Perignon P2 2002 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £970.00
2002

Dom Perignon P2 2002 (3x75cl)

Decanter (99)

And so from P1 methuselah to P2, which for Geoffroy ‘goes beyond Champagne’. P2, he continues, must be ‘deeper, richer, longer…better than P1' - otherwise why release it? Well, they haven't yet, although it's pencilled in for later in 2019. Here we have drive, vinosity and incredible length. The sweet and savoury balance indulges with a seductive embrace. Gustav Klimt in a glass maybe. Outstanding.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 3x75cl 1 99 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £970.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,000.00
2002

Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A re-release of the original 2010 disgorgement. Super fine, super fresh and super savory aromas of chalky stones with hints of flowers, white almonds, lemon peel and grapefruit. The palate has intense, mouth-filling, lemon-curd flavor. Very powerful, very concentrated and very expressive. Smooth finish that’s full of life, leaving a bright, white cherry note. Drink in 2022.
Ex-Winery 2020 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 3x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,000.00
Dom Perignon 2002 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,605.00
2002

Dom Perignon 2002 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (98)

The 2002 Dom Pérignon speaks to opulence and intensity. Rich, layered and voluptuous in the glass, the 2002 shows off its flamboyant personality with flair. Butter, cooked apple and tropically-leaning fruits mesh together effortlessly. Interestingly, with time in the glass the 2002 gains in freshness and energy without losing its essential opulence. The elevated ripeness of the year gives the 2002 Dom Pérignon distinctly Puligny-Montrachet leaning inflections. Chef de Caves Richard Geoffroy adds that August that year was hot and very dry. Rain towards the end of the month and into early September freshened the vines and accelerated the final phase of ripening. This is yet another fabulous showing from the 2002, which continues to cement its reputation as a truly epic Dom Pérignon.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 1 98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,605.00
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2002 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,680.00
2002

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2002 (6x75cl)

Vinous (98)

We started with a sensational 2002 Taittinger Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne. My word, this is exquisite, representing everything I adore in champagne. Limpid gold in hue, it has a compelling bouquet of walnut, smoke, dried honey and shucked oyster shells that I found utterly entrancing. The palate does not disappoint, displaying an irresistible rounded texture and perfectly pitched acidity that cuts through the flavors of lemon curd, orange pith and crushed stone. It was as if this champagne tries to give you everything you desire, and does it with such aplomb that you cannot help but be smitten. I have no doubt that it will cruise at a high altitude for many years.
4 In Stock
Delivery to Storage from 4 Dec 2021

Champagne 6x75cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,680.00
Salon Le Mesnil 2002 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £5,349.00
2002

Salon Le Mesnil 2002 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (100)

The 35th and most recent vintage of Salon since the house was founded in 1905 is memorable and magnificent. Made only from Chardonnay grown in the Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, it combines intense minerality, a crisp textured core and the beginnings of maturity. The depths of this wine, with its layers of fruit and steeliness, are superb. Even after 12 years, it still needs to age further. Drink from 2018.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Jan 2022

Champagne 6x75cl 1 100 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £5,349.00

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