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Palmer & Co Vintage 2002

Mix 12
£270.00
Mix 6
£274.00
Per Bottle
£276.00
Delivery Requires up to 2 Working Days Stored Professionally in-bond outside London LCB Eton Park
Description & Technical Information
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In 1947, seven well-established and visionary winegrowers came together in a joint quest for ultimate perfection and founded Champagne Palmer & Co. The founders bought its current cellars from a failing Champagne House in Reims in 1959. Over the years, the cooperative has spread past Reims and now owns an impressive 450 hectares of vineyards, over 200 of which are classified Grand and Premier Crus. A large percentage of Palmer's vineyards are in the Montagne de Reims giving Palmer a unique source of chardonnay in these cooler aspect locations, Blanc de Blancs being one of the stars in the Palmer portfolio. Palmer are one of few producers to ferment large formats, everything bigger than Jeroboam, in the final bottle and up to Nebuchadnezzar, 15 litres, are made in this way.

Palmer ID: | Each bottle of Palmer & Co can be identified by the ID on the back label. This enables you to discover the story of that very bottle. You can do so using the smartphone App or on the Palmer & Co website.

Palmer & Co's vintage is always a subtle association of a particular climatic year and the Palmer style. Consisting exclusively of Grand and Premier Crus from the Montagne de Reims area, this champagne of rare complexity also has the typical charming elegance of Palmer & Co.

Weather: The 2002 growing season was a year full of positives that fostered ideal conditions for grapes full of maturity and acidity. A dry spring followed a mild winter which saw little frost; the grapes in summer matured alongside perfect weather conditions; and long dry and very hot days combined with cool nights reduced the potential for scorched grapes during the harvest. The resulting champagnes are bold, vibrant and packed full of ripe fruit characteristics: and Palmer & Co Brut Millésime 2002 is no exception.

News Article: Palmer & Co Brut Millésime 2002 placed fourth in our blind tasting comparison of 2008s and 2002s in June 2017. Read the full write-up here.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru | Montagne de Reims
Grape Varieties: 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 5% Meunier
Ageing: 13 years on the lees
Disgorged: February 2016
Dosage: 8-9 g/l
Drink: Now to 2030+

Tasting Note: A vibrant yellow gold with aromas of fruits and citurs notes. Hints of apple and honeyed characteristics on the mid-palate. A creamy and fleshy mouth-feel is finely balanced with delicate citrus notes, which, combined with a long-lasting finish of ripe fruits, rightly gives the 2002 vintage all the praise it deserves. This is magnificent.
Champagne Palmer & Co Overview
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Expert Reviews
93/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Clean, soft, sweet stone fruit and green apple nose with fudge pudding. Elegantly reserved. Same style continues on the seemingly delicate palate that hides a lot of power and fruit. Fragrant with good balance between smoky minerality and fruit. Long and intense with outstanding freshness. The palate advances like a train. Sublime in magnum (95 points today).”
News Articles
  1. Palmer & Co: Bottles vs Magnums and Vintage Collection

    Palmer & Co: Bottles vs Magnums and Vintage Collection

    August 10, 2019

    Our last visit to Palmer & Co's new winery in Reims included a comparison of the current range from bottle and magnum and a selection of older vintages from the late release Blanc de Blancs and Vintage Collections.
  2. Palmer & Co: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    Palmer & Co: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    March 25, 2019

    Earlier this month, we tasted the base wines from 2018 with Champagne Palmer & Co. Having previously released video footage of harvest 2018 describing it as "exceptional", Palmer clearly rate the latest vintage highly and we soon discovered why.
  3. Palmer & Co Unveil New Winery

    Palmer & Co Unveil New Winery

    March 9, 2019

    Champagne Palmer & Co unveiled their new winery last month. Designed to meet the highest environmental standards, the state-of-the-art winery symbolises Palmer's respect for sustainable development, whilst reflecting their impeccably high standards.
  4. A Visit to Champagne Palmer & Co

    A Visit to Champagne Palmer & Co

    October 19, 2018

    During our trip to Reims last week, we visited Champagne Palmer & Co to meet with Managing Director Rémi Vervier. After hunting in the underground cellars for the biggest bottle we could find, we discussed harvest 2018 and tasted two stunning examples of Palmer Vintage Collection.
  5. Palmer & Co Video:

    Palmer & Co Video: "Exceptional" Champagne Harvest 2018

    September 6, 2018

    Champagne Palmer & Co have produced some stunning behind the scenes footage of the record-breaking 2018 Champagne harvest, which takes viewers on a journey through the vineyard and pressing centres. Check out the full video here.
  6. Champagne Palmer & Co

    Champagne Palmer & Co

    January 12, 2018

    After impressing us at several tasting events in the past, we added a range of Palmer & Co champagnes to our website last year. One of the newest houses in the region, what is their history and what do their champagnes taste like? The Finest Bubble reveal all.
  7. Is Vintage 2008 The Next 2002?

    Is Vintage 2008 The Next 2002?

    June 15, 2017

    We compared fifteen 2008s (+ new Krug Grande Cuvée based on 2008) to assess the quality of this emerging vintage in champagne. For reference, we tasted five 2002s alongside - and threw in a couple of curveballs to keep everyone alert!
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