2002 Bruno Michel "Pauline" Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne

SKU #1073431

The best bottling from one of our best producers, the newly released 2002 Pauline is one of the finest wines in K&L's bubbly stock. This Champagne is made from organic, estate vines of 35-60 years old in Moussy in Pierry, south of Epernay. It has been fermented in old oak barrels and aged for 10 months in them before being bottled and aged on the lees for 7 years. The wine has a pale color, with a spring of tiny bubbles and a nose of sweet spice cake and fragrant white flowers. This is elegant, restrained Champagne with a very long, gentle finish. It should keep for more than a decade, but will certainly make any occasion between now and then special! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)

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By: Scott Beckerley |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/13/2011  | Send Email
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I tried this bubbly last month and again last Saturday, 10 December with some big names such as Krug, Grande Dame and Bollinger. This wines turned out to be one of the favorites, just after the 1998 vintage Krug. This is a fairly "big" style of blanc de blanc with a floral nose,rich fruit and evident oak. The classic notes of minerals and citrus are there as well, so this wine has something for everyone! It is simply stupendous and we have a limited number of bottles to sell. So, if you are pondering purchasing it, I would advise you not to wait.

By: Jacques Moreira |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/2/2011  | Send Email
Absolutely delicious. Lemon meringue, caramel and exotic spices and cloves on the nose. The palate is quite juicy, but reminded me of some great Burgundy. Indeed it has a long and very elegant finish.

By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/21/2011  | Send Email
Wow. This is my favorite from Bruno Michel now. The wine is aged 7 months on the lees and 10 months in the bottle gives this Champagne a beautiful elegant texture with floral and spice on the nose with pear and mineral on the palate. This is great to drink now or age!!!!

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Other White Wines

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France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.
Alcohol Content (%): 12
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