2002 bordeaux re-tasted in bottle
Despite their late beginnings, both in the vineyard and cellar, Bordeaux’s 2002s are all, except for a handful of grand Sauternes, in bottle and can be judged in a less embryonic state than during my first Bordeaux 2002 tasting notes recorded en primeur in the spring of 2003 and published in detail in last year’s purple pages. I have not, unfortunately, had a chance to re-taste the first growths (unquestionably the stars of this vintage – ‘tis not always so overwhelmingly so) nor some of the other wines whose owners consider they are too grand to take part in Union de Grands Crus or other generic tastings, but...
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