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: $52.06 USD
Stock: 108 in Stock
Barros Port, 2002
Special Offer | Was £49 | Now £39.95
The Barros 2002 Vintage Port has a 95% opaque centre, just starting to change colour on the rim. Lovely and open on the nose, softly fruity. Silky texture on the palate with lovely fruit and a good balance. The flavours and complexity grows really well with violets all over the palate. A lingering aftertaste and finish which is full of slightly spicy red licorice. 90/100. www.ThePortForum review.
Price: $52.06 USD
Stock: 4 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: $977.27 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock
Domaine de Chevalier, 2002
This 2002 Pessac Leognan wine from Domaine de Chavalier is a deep ruby/purple-coloured with classic aromas of smoke, earth, black cherries, and creme de cassis. This elegant wine possesses outstanding depth and richness as well as impeccable finesse, well-integrated wood, and a long, concentrated finish.
Price: $78.12 USD
Stock: 2 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: $573.33 USD
Stock: Out of Stock