2002 Wine and Port Vintage

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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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Blandys Madeira, 2002

Sercial Colheita Madeira (H/Litre, 50cl)

A 2002 vintage Colheita Madeira Wine from Blandy's Madeira. Golden colour with topaz reflections and complex and intense notes of
dried fruits, spices, and citrus aromas. Dry and fresh on the palate with along and spicy finish.

Blandy’s Sercial Colheita was aged in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby the wine is gently heated by warm air in the lofts of the company’s south-facing lodge in Funchal. Over the years the casks are transferred from the top floor to the middle floor and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. The wine is regularly racked during the ageing process and is finally bottled when the desired balance of maturity is reached.
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Price: $68.11 USD
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Bonarda, 2002

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La Torre Passeri

Bonarda is a red Italian wine grape variety that is grown in the northwestern region of Piedmont. Prior to the phylloxera epidemic of the 19th century, Bonarda was speculated to have accounted for 30% of the plantings in Piedmont but today is only found in scattered plantings along the left bank of the Tanaro river near Govone.
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Chateau Charmail, 2002

Haut Medoc

The Chateau Charmail 2002 is still a very dark red in colour with no transparency, a hint of a watery rim! Nose of pure black currant fruits, quite intense and some leather, charming! Quite meaty on the palate, driven by the dark fruits, this echoing the nose very nicely, very complete! At this moment, I want a good slice of roast beef or braised oxtail, even cottage pie will pair it well!
Cellar tracker review - tasted 2018
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Price: $44.93 USD
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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.
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Price: $230.44 USD
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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 ***

Reviews:
"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,
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Price: $1,022.65 USD
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Chateau Lascombes, 2002

Margaux 2nd Growth Classification
93 Points Robert Parker

Reviews for 2002 Chateau Lascombes
A candidate for one of the top wines of the vintage, Lascombes has turned in a brilliant effort with a deep ruby/purple color as well as gorgeous aromas of plums, cassis, black cherries, and flowers. It boasts a terrific texture, medium to full body, an expansive, multi-layered mid-palate and a tremendously pure finish revealing nicely integrated wood, acidity, alcohol, and tannin. This is a beauty of precision and power. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020.
Score: 93 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (158), April 2005

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Price: $162.26 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

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Chateau Montrose, 2002

St Estephe 2me Cru Classe

2002 Chateau Montrose

Reviews
90/100 An elegant yet richly fruited style of Montrose with medium body, sweet notes of black fruits, leather, dried herbs, and earth, this round wine is not profoundly concentrated, but is well-made, with excellent depth, ripeness, and overall length.



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Price: $170.44 USD
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Dolcetto, 2002

Coop di Produttori Dolcetto di Dogliani

A native black grape variety of Northern Italy grown almost exclusively in the provinces of Cuneo and Alessandria in Piedmont. It is relatively easy to cultivate, although it is susceptible to fungal diseases. It ripens before Barbera and Nebbiolo and is often grown in high north-facing sites which would be unsuitable for Nebbiolo. The finest Dolcetto wines come from grapes grown on soils rich with white marls, especially those found on the right bank of the River Tauro. The wines generally are low in tannins and acidity and are usually fruity and fragrant, often with hints of almonds.
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Dolcetto d'Alba, 2002

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Fontanafredda

A native black grape variety of Northern Italy grown almost exclusively in the provinces of Cuneo and Alessandria in Piedmont. It is relatively easy to cultivate, although it is susceptible to fungal diseases. It ripens before Barbera and Nebbiolo and is often grown in high north-facing sites which would be unsuitable for Nebbiolo. The finest Dolcetto wines come from grapes grown on soils rich with white marls, especially those found on the right bank of the River Tauro. The wines generally are low in tannins and acidity and are usually fruity and fragrant, often with hints of almonds.


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Price: $53.18 USD
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Franciacorta, 2002

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Terre di, Priore di F.lli Mingotti

Franciacorta is a wine from the Province of Brescia (Lombardy) with DOCG status produced from grapes grown within the boundaries of the territory of Franciacorta, on the hills located between the southern shore of Lake Iseo and the city of Brescia. It was awarded DOC status in 1967, the designation then also including red and white still wines.
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Garda, 2002

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Taver

Produced using a careful selection of grapes from the Garda Classico Rosso. The grapes once harvested are placed in a “fruttaio” (a well ventilated room) to dry out, they are pressed and the wine is “rested” in wooden barrels for a year. Here is a wine with a deep translucent red colour and spicy perfume. A harmonious wine, dry and velvety with a hint of tartness. Served with spiedo (a local spit roast from the city of Brescia and Lombardy) with game and roast meats.
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Price: $53.18 USD
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Teroldego Rotaliano, 2002

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Villa Vescovile

Teroldego is a red Italian grape variety grown primarily in the northeastern region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy. The wine Teroldego Rotaliano, which is made with this grape in Trentino, has had DOC status since 18 February 1971. It is planted on about 400 hectares and is cultivated by over 300 producers.
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2002 Burmester Port

Colheita Port in branded wooden case

A 2002 vintage Colheita Port Wine from Burmester Port. We are delighted to offer a UK exclusive on Burmester Colheita Ports.

The 2002 Burmester Colheita Port is a classic wine of exceptional quality and elegance. The Port is made from a single harvest (a "Vintage Tawny") and aged in small 550-litre oak barrels in their Vila Nova de Gaia Cellars. It is bottled at least seven years after the harvest.

The 2002 Colheita has a Complex nose with dark berries, cress, coffee Full-bodied and great balance. Smooth palate that reflects the nose with a long fruity finish.



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Blandys Madeira, 2002

Bual Colheita Madeira (H/Litre, 50cl) Includes gift box as illustrated

***Gold Medal – IWSC 2015***

***Wine Enthusiast 2015 – 95 Points***

***Wine Spectator 2015 – 94 Points***

Golden colour with green reflections. Characteristic bouquet of Madeira with exotic wood, dry fruits, dates, vanilla, cacau and finetoasted oak. Medium sweet and full bodied, with a long toffee and vanilla aftertaste.

Blandy’s Colheita Bual 2002 was aged for 12 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, wherebythe wine is gently heated by warm air in the lofts of the company’s south-facing lodge in Funchal. Over the years the casks aretransferred from the top floor to the middle floor and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler.
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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.


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Price: $80.45 USD
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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.
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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.



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Price: $34.02 USD
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Pol Roger, 2002

Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill in presentation box


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Price: $265.89 USD
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