2002 Vigne d'Antan, Champagne Tarlant

From a plot of ungrafted vines planted in the middle of the slope, on particularly sandy soil, this Blanc de Blancs is incredibly impressive. Powerful on the palate, with oyster shell, sea spray, lemon essence and acacia blossom, it's still a baby. A truly unique Champagne, made in tiny quantities.

Critic score
94/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Champagne, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2030
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Sparkling
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2002 Vigne d'Antan, Champagne Tarlant

TASTING NOTES

From ungrafted Chardonnay vines on sandy soils, the 2002 La Vigne d'Antan Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs offers a rich and clear Chardonnay bouquet with ripe melon fruit and some lemon aromas but also, great purity that comes through even more prominent on the palate. Round and pure, with great finesse and minerality, this is a tension-filled Champagne with great expression and persistent length.

Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (April 2018)
92/100

The 2002 La Vigne d'Antan is utterly breathtaking from the very first taste. A vivid, crystalline wine, the 2002 emerges with the essence of crushed rocks, salt and bright, citrus-infused fruit. Hints of white pepper and flowers add elements of exoticism in a striking, pure Champagne loaded with class. Readers who can find the 2002 should not hesitate as it is magnificent.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (May 2014)
96/100

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