Philipponnat Réserve Millésimée 2002

Cuvee: Brut Non-Vintage
Vintage: 2002

Réserve Millésimée from Philipponnat is the ultimate expression of the grand Pinot Noir terroirs found in Ay and Mareuil-sur-Ay. Made only in exceptional years, it is the fruit of a strict selection from among the vintage's finest wines. Its extraordinary quality originates in this ambitious blending, expressing the vintage’s specific character. Long ageing allows it to fully develop the complexity of truly Grand Champagne.

Tasting notes


Medium gold, without any evidence of evolution. The mousse is delicate without being too lively and becomes creamy.


First nose of flower honey, then come notes of dry fruit, grape and fig.


Very direct attack; pure. A crisp acidity balances the ripeness of the fruit. The mouth is full but without heaviness. The finish is enlivened by light but persistent aromas of leather and smoke, typical marks of ageing in grand Pinot Noirs.

Food pairing

Vinous and powerful, the Vintage Réserve remains elegant and fresh. Perfect all alone, it will nevertheless brilliantly accompany an entire meal.