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2002 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrières (PRE-ARRIVAL)

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John Gilman 94+ points There were a handful of bottles of the 2002 Perrières still available at one of the best retailers in New York for Loire Valley wines, and when I was asked to do a Loire tasting for a gentleman’s fiftieth birthday soon after my return, I was ecstatic to find them in sufficient quantity for our crowd. The 2002 Perrières is a stunning bottle of wine that soars from the glass in a blaze of black raspberries, woodsmoke, tree bark, leather, a touch of game that recalls Morey St. Denis, a fine base of soil and a pungent topnote of violet. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, deep and intensely flavored, with beautiful focus and purity, great balance, melting tannins, tangy acids, and great length and grip on the finish. This is a beautiful bottle that may not possess the same power of the top 2005s here, but will always give them a run for their money with its boundless elegance and intensity of flavor. That this glorious bottle could still be found on a retailer’s shelf five years out from the vintage is almost incomprehensible. Certainly the stealth nature of Bourgueil cannot last forever, and one would be well-served to take advantage of the opportunities now, as some day the world will wake up and wines like this are going to be much more difficult to find (Drink between 2007-2025)

2002 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrières (PRE-ARRIVAL)

2002 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrières (PRE-ARRIVAL)

$79.99 -25%
$59.99
$79.99 -25%
$59.99

WIne is available on (PRE-ARRIVAL) 

John Gilman 94+ points There were a handful of bottles of the 2002 Perrières still available at one of the best retailers in New York for Loire Valley wines, and when I was asked to do a Loire tasting for a gentleman’s fiftieth birthday soon after my return, I was ecstatic to find them in sufficient quantity for our crowd. The 2002 Perrières is a stunning bottle of wine that soars from the glass in a blaze of black raspberries, woodsmoke, tree bark, leather, a touch of game that recalls Morey St. Denis, a fine base of soil and a pungent topnote of violet. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, deep and intensely flavored, with beautiful focus and purity, great balance, melting tannins, tangy acids, and great length and grip on the finish. This is a beautiful bottle that may not possess the same power of the top 2005s here, but will always give them a run for their money with its boundless elegance and intensity of flavor. That this glorious bottle could still be found on a retailer’s shelf five years out from the vintage is almost incomprehensible. Certainly the stealth nature of Bourgueil cannot last forever, and one would be well-served to take advantage of the opportunities now, as some day the world will wake up and wines like this are going to be much more difficult to find (Drink between 2007-2025)