Bollinger   Vieilles Vignes Francaises

2002 Vieilles Vignes Francaises

By Bollinger

Unveiling the 2002 Vieilles Vignes Francaises by Bollinger

The 2002 Vieilles Vignes Francaises is a splendid rendition from the virtuosic wine house of Bollinger. This fine champagne emblematized an excellent vintage year, perfecting the art of refined effervescence and reflecting nuanced distinctiveness.

 

Singular Expression of an Exceptional Vintage

This distinct vintage is a result of an adequately warm summer followed by ideal rainy conditions in August, creating an exquisite stage for the Pinot Noir grapes to mature with perfection. The symbiosis between the climatic conditions and the terroir during this vintage year imparted richness and complexity unlike any other.

The 2002 Vieilles Vignes Francaises from Bollinger unfurls a mesmerising landscape of invigorating crispness combined with a tantalising medley of white flowers and brioche on the nose, paving way for a palate graced by voluptuous marzipan and toasted almond nuances with an undertone of red fruit reflections.

 

A Wine Investment Holding Ground

Any serious wine investor poised for long-term hold appreciates this effervescent marvel's potential. With its impressive ageing capacity and consistently high demand, this 2002 delicacy stands as an unassailable cornerstone in any well-curated wine portfolio.

 

Crowning Glory

Bollinger's unrivalled reputation as a name associated with finesse and consistency is no accident. The 2002 Vieilles Vignes Francaises acts as a testament to their dedication towards exceptional quality embodied in every bottle they produce.

This enigmatic constellation of vibrant flavours cloaked in silky bubbles, buoyed by 40-year old vines, ensures that each sip transcends mere consumption, plunging you instead into a narrative woven around meticulous craftsmanship, exemplary terroir expression, and most importantly — an unforgettable vintage.

In essence, the illustrious 2002 Vieilles Vignes Francaises from Bollinger embodies not just brilliant winemaking prowess but also serves harmoniously as a compelling testimony for those undertaking an exciting journey in fine wine investments.

Market price (CAD)

$29,880.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

997.78

Scores and tasting notes

98

Bollinger’s 2002 Brut Vieilles Vignes Francaises isn’t really Champagne, nor is it a wine. Rather it is an extraordinary and frankly addicting concoction all its own. Endowed with the most refined mousse imaginable and endless layers of fruit, the 2002 VVF captivates both the hedonistic and intellectual senses to the fullest. Waves of subtle red fruit, smoke, mint and incense appear to be virtually endless, but at the same time, it is the wine’s textural richness that stands out the most. With time in the glass the 2002 just gets better and better. Readers fortunate to have the discretionary income needed to purchase the 2002 VVF should not hesitate. It is a once in a lifetime treat for most mortals! Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020. Importer: Terlato Wines International, Lake Bluff, IL; tel. (847) 604-8900

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 30 October 2012

Vintage performance