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2002 Diebolt-Vallois - Brut Fleur de Passion

FRANCE / CHAMPAGNE /
  • 92 WA
  • 92 WS
  • Variety
    Champagne Blend

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SKU: 96258-2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Hints of herbs in the aroma quickly give way to toast, coffee and candied citrus, followed by a mint accent. Smooth in texture, with good cut and a lingering aftertaste of pastry.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2022
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2002 Brut Blanc de Blancs Fleur de Passion is initially a rather tightly-wound, angular wine. With some time in the glass, this Champagne becomes a little more generous, yet it remains focused in its expression of white peaches, flowers and minerals. The finish is long, sweet and ultimately quite seductive, even if this isn't an especially accessible wine at this stage. The Fleur de Passion is made from the estate's oldest vines in Cramant and aged in barrel. Disgorged in July, 2007.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2019
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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  • Champagne is the northernmost wine region of France, located 90 miles outside of Paris. Its storied wine reputation dates back to the Middle Ages; a few of the top houses, to which so much of the region's fame is owed, have been producing since the early 1700s. As one of the coolest wine producing regions in the world, Champagne is perfectly suited to growing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier at the low sugar/high acid levels necessary for sparkling wines. The region's famous chalk soils not only reflect sunlight back to the vines, helping them to ripen, but also impart minerality to the fruit, giving Champagne its characteristic flavor profile. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 110 bottles owned
    • 18 collectors