2002 Bordeaux Vintage

The Growing Season

Due to the good weather in September and October the vintage was saved and for most of this Indian summer a north-easterly wind further concentrated the grapes. The result, for those with the ability and courage to wait, was a crop of healthy, concentrated grapes with sugar levels as high or even higher than in 2000, unusually complimented by a high, natural acidity.

The Vintage

The best wines have a sumptuous blackcurrant character derived from extremely ripe Cabernet Sauvignon, the worst examples, picked too early are skinny and tart.
The Cabernet Sauvignon in Northern Medoc has produced some great wines.
For the first time since 1996, this is a year when the Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc outshone the Merlot. As a result, as in 1986 and 1996, the finest wines come from the Medoc and Northern Graves. It is also an excellent vintage for dry white wines and another successful year for Sauternes.

James Suckling of the wine spectator says

“2002 made good to outstanding wines that reminds me of 1966 most of the wines from well known Chateaux were of good to very good quality, a few were exceptional.”

Chateau Duhart Milon 2002
Chateau Duhart Milon
Chateau Duhart Milon 2002
Chateau Duhart Milon Pauillac 2002 This Lafite managed property seems to go from strength to strength. Big, serious essence of Cabernet nose. Really bright deep glossy healthy colour, lovely balance. Tannins extremely well hidden and velvety, almost...
£65.00
Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2002
Chateau Guiraud
Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2002
Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2002, Bordeaux, France, (37.5cl bottle)  Grape varieties, a blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc  Elegant and rich with aromas of frangipani, white flower, orange, pear and citrus aromas. The Botrytis spices coming...
£29.99
Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey 2002 Half Bottle
Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey
Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey 2002 Half Bottle
Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey 1st Growth Sauternes 2002 Half Bottle  Very fine, rich concentrated and sweet with spicy ripe peach and apricot flavours.
£34.00
Chateau Liversan 2002
Chateau Liversan
Chateau Liversan 2002
Chateau Liversan Haut Medoc 2002  50% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot  Dense purple colour, powerful heady nose of plum and cherry. A little liquorice and spice, rich and concentrated on the palate and a...
£20.00