Wine and Port

2002 Wine and Port

2002 Wine Vintage Report

2002 Bordeaux :

2002 Wine :For the third straight year Bordeaux pulled off yet another miracle vintage, thanks to a final bout of fine weather. The long, fine, sunny days of early autumn—a great October, in fact—opened the way for some fine wines. The best-prepared chateaus, 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 colors, and lots of power. They are quite full-bodied.

2002 Vintage Port :

2002 Port: A potentially excellent vintage for those who picked their grapes before the rains. Not so great for those who did not.

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2002 Barolo

*** 91 Points (Outstanding) Wine Spectator ***

A medium garnet robe extending out to clearing edges with an intense nose featuring blue fruits, violet, rose petal,leather and some toasted oak.
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2002 Brunello di Montalcino

The Baroncini is a wonderful lush Brunello that is classic Sangiovese. The soft ripeness of the wine makes it drinkable now and it will age gracefully for another 5-8 years.
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2002 Chateau Bigaroux

2002 was a hugely successful vintage throughout Bordeaux and the greatest value can be found with these lesser known châteaux who have produced their finest wines in this vintage.
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2002 Chateau Lafon

From the very good 2002 vintage, the Lafon is showing a dark color. Slight barnyard aromatic interest mixed with spice. Medium body and finish. Cherries, blackberry, mixed with peppers and spice and a little leather.
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2002 Chateau Leoville Barton

This is an impressive aristocratic, big and dense St.-Julien The 2002 is a classic Leoville-Barton meant for long aging. Concentrated, with loads of smoke, creme de cassis, forest floor, and earthy notes emerge from this outstanding wine.
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2002 Chateau Palmer

*** 90 Points (Outstanding) Neil Martin - Wine Journal ***
*** 95 Points (Outstanding) Robert Parker ***

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2002 Chateau Rieussec

2002 is a very fine year for this region, possibly superior to any of the vintages between 2000 and 1991. The wines possess plenty of botrytis, but neither the impressive definition nor supreme elegance of the 2001s.
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2002 Chateau Talbot

This fruity, up-front St.-Julien lacks the structure found in most 2002 Medocs, but it compensates for that with a supple, fruit-forward style, and excellent, herb-tinged, leathery, blackberry and cherry notes.
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2002 Montepulciano

This classic, well-rounded, plum-scented Italian red is made from Montepulciano grapes grown in the Abruzzo region, on Italy's Adriatic coast. It is quite distinct from Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which is a Sangiovese-based wine from Tuscany.
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