2002 De Saint Gall Orpale Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

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Tasting Notes

Tasting notes
FINE+RARE, Mar 2024

Orpale is the prestige cuvée from Champagne de Saint-Gall. The Blanc de Blancs is sourced from Grand Cru vineyards in the villages of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cramant, Avize and Oger, and spends over a decade on its lees. Now over two decades old, this is a deep, golden shade in the glass – and yet the wine still tastes incredibly youthful. It has a real brightness, tropical, almost mango fruit, more delicate floral tones and pithy grapefruit. Linear, chalky, driven with gorgeous vibrancy and 3g/l dosage, this is a stunning wine that will continue to evolve over the next five-plus years.

Critic Scores

Critic scores
95
95/100

Average Score

96
96/100

James Suckling

94
94/100

Richard Juhlin

More reviews and scores

96 points
James Suckling
Score 96/100 · James Suckling, Sep 2017

This is really rich and incredible with layers of fruit and a fresh finish. A pure chardonnay that shows wonderful depth of fruit and length. Very vinous. Comte de Champagne competitor from a cooperative. Don't miss it.

94 points
Richard Juhlin
Score 94/100 · Richard Juhlin

No tasting note. www.champagneclub.com

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Champagne de Saint-Gall
De Saint Gall

The label owned by Union Champagne, Champagne de Saint-Gall is best known for its stunning and brilliant-value Blanc de Blancs prestige cuvée, Orpale.

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Champagne and sparkling wine

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