2002 Wine and Port Vintage
The 2002 Port Vintage was a potentially excellent one for those who picked their grapes before the rains which came late in the season, however, not so great for those who did not.
Italian: The 2002 was a poor vintage for Italian wines - only the best producers' wines will be reliable for quality.
Bordeaux: For the third year in a row Bordeaux pulled off yet another miracle vintage, thanks to a final bout of fine weather. The long, fine, sunny days of early autumn - and a great October, in fact - opened the way for some fine wines. The best-prepared chateaux made wines ranging from good to excellent. Their wines are strongly built and truly the “Highs” of the vintage. They have high acids (about 15% higher than normal), high alcohol content (over 13% natural alcohol), high tannin content, and high fruit content. They also have tight structure, dark colours, and lots of power. Quite full-bodied, these could make a great 18 year old wine gift for an anniversary this year.
Champagne: The 2002 is proving to be the finest Champagne vintage since 1996, more redolent of 1995 or 1990 in terms of the ripeness of fruit and power of structure.
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2002 Burmester Port, 2002
In Branded Gift Box
Special Offer | Was £69 | Now £39.95
This 2002 Burmester Vintage Port from the very good 2002 Port Vintage has outstanding provenance! This bottle has been stored at the Burmester cellars on Porto since bottling until it was acquired by us earlier this year.
The 2002 Burmester is a beautiful mature tawny colour. On the nose it has cocoa, chocolate together with a hint of mint. On the palate this is quite complex - medium bodied with a perfect balance between the acidity, tannins and flavours, there is a little spiciness in the mouth that adds to the experience. Long, long finish. This is in a good place and should hold well for a couple of decades. …
Price: $54.55 USD
Stock: 34 in Stock
Chateau Cos d'Estournel, 2002
St Estephe, 2nd Growth Classification
93 Points (Parker)
94 Points (Wine Journal)
Reviews "One of the candidates for wine of the vintage, this beauty has a dense purple color to the rim and a classic, noble nose of graphite intermixed with black currant, spice box, licorice, and red and black fruits. Medium to full-bodied with exceptional precision and definition, this beautifully textured wine stands out as one of the most successful wines of this irregular vintage. A brilliant effort, it should be at its best between 2008 and 2020." PArker Wine Advocate, 2005
"Just a fantastic wine…clean, fresh, bright and bushy tailed on the nose with blackberry, raspberry, cedar-wood and a real palpable sense of terroir. …
Price: $230.77 USD
Stock: 11 in Stock
Chateau d'Armailhac, 2002
Pauillac, 5th Growth classification
D’Armailhac’s 2002 offers notes of cedar wood, forest floor, black and red currants, spice box and earth. It is medium-bodied, relatively soft for a 2005, and best drunk over the next 12-15 years.
Price: $80.56 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 2002
Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe,
An outstanding 2002 vintage Bordeaux wine from Chateau Lafite Rothschild.
*** 94 Points Robert Parker ***
*** 94 Points Wine Journal ***
"A brilliant offering and a candidate for wine of the vintage, this is classic Lafite that reminded me somewhat of the 1976, although the vintage conditions were completely different. This is a medium-weight, quintessentially elegant style of Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings/graphite along with blackcurrants, plums, and crushed rocks/mineral. Wonderfully pure, dense, with a deep ruby/purple color and loads of fruit, definition, and a long finish, …
Price: $1,024.12 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock
Chateau Suduiraut, 2002
Sauternes 1er Cru Classe
half bottle 37.5cl
The 2002 Sauternes sweet white wine combines opulence meets fresh acidity. Unctuous on the palate and heavier than its classic style with 150gm per litre of residual sugar, but the firm acidity balances the sweetness well. A powerful wine that will age for decades.
Price: $34.07 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock
Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 2002
Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe
A vintage 2002 Bordeaux Wine from Château Mouton Rothschild.
*** 93 Points Robert Parker ***
"Dense purple to the rim, this wine exhibits the classic cassis aroma that is so characteristic of Mouton. Medium to full-bodied, tannic, powerful, and cut somewhat from the 1988 mold, this is a backward, chewy, well-endowed Mouton-Rothschild that will require considerable patience from those who purchase it. A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot, the wine needs a good decade of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030+." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 2005. …
Price: $600.82 USD
Stock: Out of Stock