White - Sparkling

2002 Jacques Picard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Premier Cru

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Champagne
Drink between 2010 - 2018 (Edit)
CT91.5 36 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • WetRock wrote:

    September 27, 2015 - The fruit here is pretty fantastic. Just a bright bowl of berries with some whiffs of tangerine and pineapple thrown in to keep you guessing. The palate shows that typical fresh tart berry Pinot profile you might expect. This really hasn't moved any in several years. The finish is showing cleft leaving it not very well structured honestly but the expression is delightful enough you won't care. I wouldn't go very long with this since the acidity doesn't seem to be standing up to the fruit at this point but as I noted it's really not showing any maturity yet.

  • guitarguy wrote: 89 points

    May 25, 2015 - Sour Apple brioche with yeasty bread notes. Yeasty, lemon and smoke nose. Some length in the finish. I prefer more dirty, earth in my BdN's so rating reflects.

  • mdvino63 wrote: 92 points

    March 13, 2015 - Really fine champagne drinking beautifully. Med deep gold. Has a nice brioche/yeasty quality that I like in my champagne. Good balance. Could use a bit more cut to be at the great level, but this is excellent at it's price point. 92-93

  • Nyccablover Does not like this wine:

    January 12, 2015 - Initial taste was nice with fine bubbles but in the mid palate I found this to have a strange taste - almost like a notes of very funky honey. Did not finish bottle.

  • jrobs7777 wrote:

    October 27, 2014 - Really nice on this night. Slightly oxidized. Nice doughy buttery bread. Nice red fruit. Cherry and cream. Very nice style. This is a solid Blanc de Noirs and offers a great (and different) flavor profile.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/8/2010 (link) 93 points

    (Jacques Picard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Premier Cru) Light lemon yellow color; nice apple, fuzzy peach nose; tasty, rich, tart apple, peach, tart cherry, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/10/2009 (link) 93 points

    (Jacques Picard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Premier Cru) Light yellow color with a pinkish cast; nice orange blossom, cherry and red fruit nose; tasty, tart red fruit, tart cherry, ginger and mineral palate with a touch of orange honey and grip; medium finish


  • By Jon Rimmerman
    10/7/2008 (link)

    (PICARD Blanc de Noirs) 2002 Champagne Dear Friends, I was able to nab a small amount of this from the cellars at Picard and it's a gorgeous effort. It seems like we've had a number of Champagne offers of late but the reality is that the economic slow-down has not touched the demand for 2002 Champagne. My entire cadre of boutique Champagne producers are already sold out of 2002 wine and I've barely seen a single bottle arrive in the US from any of them (almost 20 different producers). This vintage was truly a "snooze you loose" proposition and the emerging wine-consuming nations sent representatives (and hard currency) to Champagne early to grab as much 2002 wine as they could. Japan alone now consumes so much Champagne, there was nowhere to take the allocation from - except to cut the US bound wine in half. Why? The Japanese pay in advance - the US importers notoriously abuse their 90-120 day terms and in today's climate which would you choose? The point is that one of the top vintages for age-worthy Champagne (2002) will be in short supply here and value is not the order of the day - when I find it, I secure as much as I can. We've offered this wine in the past and I'm convinced it is one of the steals of the vintage - for 100% Pinot Noir that has the ageing capacity many 2005 Cote d'Nuits wines would be jealous of, I can't impress enough the glory that many of these top 2002 wines will shower upon those fortunate enough to open them a decade from now (and most will increase in value just because they are 2002s). While captivating to drink today, this is a stunning effort that will only improve (I urge you to look up other TN's on this as well). I may be beating a dead horse, but, for the $400-600/bottle (or more) that a bottle of 2002 Krug will set you back when it is released, I'd rather have an entire case of this: ONE SHIPMENT ONLY at a terrific price, directly from the cellars at Picard (this wine is now sold out at the winery): 2002 Jacques Picard Champagne Blanc de Noirs 1er (premier cru) (BH92) This wine is on the water and will arrive at some point in 2008. Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Champ7500


  • By Richard Jennings
    1/19/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Jacques Picard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Premier Cru) Medium dark yellow color; yeasty lemon cream nose; delicious, rich, creamy lemon and kumquat palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish


  • By Jon Rimmerman
    10/11/2007 (link)

    (PICARD Jacques Blanc de Noir Brut) Jacques Picard Dear Friends, As you will undoubtedly receive a dearth of offers from a plethora of sources in the next few days for Champagne (spurred by the Burghound reviews), here is something that I think is truly a cut above and the wines are very hard to find - I could barely find any in France. There is nothing like timing - I chose this set of wines a few weeks ago after my trip as I though they had some of the best potential of any of the artisan producers I tasted. These are full of personality, breed and reserve and the compact nature of the fruit is just waiting for a few additional years in the cellar. Burghound reviewed them yesterday and I’m glad we grabbed them when we did as unknown Champagne of this quality is one of the toughest things to find. This is another example (like Carre-Guebels) where it’s impossible for me to pick between the two top wines, the Brut Selection and Blanc de Noir, both are ever so interesting and while I usually opt for some Pinot Mugnier or a dash of Chardonnay in the blend, in this case the 100% Pinot Noir of the Blanc de Noir is not only rare but equally as captivating (and it is a showcase of just how strong the 2002 vintage is going to be in Champagne). Both of these are two more reasons to have hope for the small-production philosophy of the new regime in Champagne. The only problem with producers like Picard is availability - Champagne is quite labor intensive to produce and it requires arguably the most attention to detail of any wine. Quantities produced are like small-batch Burgundies and both are quite limited. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for their respective genre’s with outstanding potential for development NV Jacques Picard Brut “Selection” (Berru) STRICT LIMIT 3/person (this is the “Selection” not a generic Brut) 2002 Jacques Picard Brut “Blanc de Noir” 1er (Berru) EXTREMELY LIMITED - VERY RARE Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Champ7800 Champ7900

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Jacques Picard
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Blanc de Noirs Premier Cru
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne

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  • In Cellars 132 (43%)
  • Consumed 178 (57%)

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