Monday, May 20, 2013 - Yello-gold color and small, consistent bubbles. Well stable taste throughout the tasting. We had the bottle brought to a wine tasting, and the owner of the place also had the pleasure of tasting it. I agree with the previous tasting note, indeed " Clean nose of hay, biscuit, citrus - complex and evolved." I do think it can even mature abit more in the cellar, so I'd keep the last bottle for next year for additional testing... Medium to full bodied, and great companion to a fresh cheese platter (best), or light grilled veggies.
Fair disclosure- I always had a small 'weakness' to Pierre Paillard. I think it is one of the best small champagne wineyards out there. In relation to the 2004 Brut, I think the 2002 is more on the 'dry' side, and I personally find the bubbles to be more stable/last longer on the 2002.