(From 2002 Vintage) Only time can bring out the depth of flavors and aromas that our Extended Tirage develops. In this 2002 vintage Extended Tirage, the nose has delicate layers of cut pear, shortbread cookie, flan, persimmon, quince, and funnel cake. Despite being ten years in the bottle, this wine is delightfully fresh and there is no shortage of glorious bubbles welcoming flavors of crisp red pear, straw notes and crusty baguette. The wine's natural acidity brings a fresh crispness that magically melts and somehow goes creamy on the wine's long finish. The 2002 Extended Tirage is another example of a wine that has taken a decade to craft, but the wait has been well worth it.
lemon curd and lime flavors on the palate, some biscuity notes. would have expected more interesting yeasty/biscuit/savory complexity given the lees aging. delicate mousse. enjoyable but not exceptional drank at our new home, mar 2011
Wine Spectator(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/24/2012