White - Sparkling

2002 Louis Barthélémy Champagne Brut Saphir

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
Drink between 2011 - 2034 (Edit)
CT90.9 67 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 46

  • RHPrague Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 31, 2020 - Lovely balance but slightly losing bite, I thought. Think it might be slightly past its best. Certainly the idea it could keep well to 2034 seems way off.

  • Racer117 Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 27, 2020 - Much improved from a bottle in '12. Quite dark golden color with nose of pleasant mustiness, apple, yeast. Still packing plenty of effervesce and acidity with flavors of apple, mushroom, bread.

  • BrunelloBob wrote: 90 points

    October 19, 2020 - Apple, baked apple, bread. Good, but first bottle was better

  • Rezy13 wrote:

    January 27, 2020 - Golden yellow; opened 2 days earlier then sealed, this is showing better, nose went from nuts and mushroom to buttery brioche, lemon, golden apples, still fresh acid but settled with the time open- could even use some more, nicely aged, still could use more time imo, need to wait a while for the remaining’08s.

  • pilot360 wrote:

    January 5, 2019 - Easily Best bottle yet of this- Briosch heavy with lemon citrus, chalky minerality , crisp refreshing and no oxidation. Well balanced.
    Very good

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Louis Barthélémy
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Brut Saphir
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Code 852533001036

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 24 (4%)
  • In Cellars 152 (27%)
  • Consumed 381 (68%)

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