White - Sparkling

2002 Marcel Moineaux Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Champagne
  • Champagne Grand Cru
Drink between 2011 - 2021 (Edit)
CT89.6 24 reviews
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Label borrowed from 2008
2008
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • mdvino63 Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 19, 2019 - This bottle drinking beautifully. Prime time, I think.

  • vanpe003 wrote:

    April 1, 2016 - Starting to develop some signs of age, with a slight oxidative note on the palate. I liked it, but it is trending past the "lively" stage. I'll drink remaining bottles in the next 2-3 years if I can find / corral them.

  • Magnolian Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 28, 2013 - Light yellow. Yeasty/floral nose. Round, full-flavored style. Dry but enough fruit and other flavors--concentrated melons, lemons, biscuits--to keep things very interesting indeed. Enjoyed as an apertif before Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Anonymous wrote:

    November 22, 2011 - Opens with very yeasty notes and rich white fruit on the more developed side. Quite rich but dry. Initially seems to be a bit diffuse and lack precision. With more time, some precision comes. Ultimately, a tasty if not terribly complex or engaging wine in the rich but dry style. Enjoyed but wouldn't seek it out.

  • Anonymous wrote:

    November 26, 2010 - Elegant and refined with mild yeast, citrus fruits and well balanced.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2008, IWC Issue #141 (link)

    (Marcel Moineaux Blanc de Blancs Brut) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/15/2009 (link) 90 points

    (Marcel Moineaux Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut) Medium canary yellow color; baked peach and dried apricot nose; solid tart peach, apricot, lime and mineral palate with okay acidity; medium finish 90+ pts.

Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    10/2/2008 (link)

    (Moineaux BRUT BdB Grand Cru) Champagne

    Dear Friends,

    Last winter, in my quest to uncover the unexplored in boutique-level Champagne, Marcel Moineaux stood out with the rarest of gestures...the daughters (now in charge) told me to wait - to wait for the 2002. Instead of forcing me to take the 2000 or 1999 first (both are excellent and no slouch on their own), they wanted to make a splash in the most evocative way they could - by showcasing the vintage material that was the best they'd ever worked with.

    2002 in Champagne is like 2005 for red Burgundy - it is a vintage that has so much pent up demand, most producers will have to do very little to sell everything they have (quickly). Moineaux still has 2000 vintage wine in their cellar and the rule of thumb is that you do not release the vintage of a century while you have an over-looked year still in your possession (for obvious reasons - not to mention the 2002 will become even more valuable if you wait a few years). Moineaux doesn't work that way - they want the public to taste the 2002 precisely because it is great - there is no other motivation.

    Champagne has become a very hot commodity on the secondary auction circuit and it has followed the rule of Burgundy - rarity in production spells rarity down the line. Boutique level Champagne is made in small amounts (this is not Bordeaux) and as bottles are consumed, it becomes even harder to find (and more expensive). For me, any 2002 top-level Champagne is a good investment and the best wines will sell as briskly as anything in the wine world (just wait for 2002 Comte de Champagne, Krug and others a few years from now - $400-500/bottle for 2002 Krug should be the going rate - $1500-2000 for Mesnil). I'll take a case of this instead.

    If you missed the 1996 vintage run, 2002 (so far) has exceeded my expectations as a vintage on par with 1979 and few others. This example should be one of the lowest priced, top-end Grand Cru wines of the vintage and it should age for years. Outstanding.

    VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    ONE SHIPMENT ONLY at this price directly from the winery cellar with perfect provenance:

    2002 Marcel Moineaux Brut Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru Champagne

    Thank you,

    Jon Rimmerman
    Garagiste
    Seattle, WA

    Champ2600

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Marcel Moineaux
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Blanc de Blancs Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne Grand Cru

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  • In Cellars 83 (41%)
  • Consumed 121 (59%)

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