The spring of 2002 was warm and dry, followed by a summer robust with rain. All the environmental conditions aligned in perfection just in time for the September harvest, yielding ideal grape berries and ultimately resulting in the outstanding Dom Pérignon Vintage 2002.
The immediate aroma gives hints of fresh almond that open up into preserved lemon and dried fruits. Once tasted, the palate is indulged and captivated with complex layers of fruit and an elegant hint of bitterness.
Bottles of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2002 may be purchased at Crush Wine & Spirits, 153 East 57th St., New York, NY 10022; priced at $159.