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Vintage information 2002:

A very good result - for both red and white wines - saved by good harvest weather conditions that concentrated the juice in the grapes.
Reds and whites are clean with good acidity, and perhaps a step lower concentration than the great 99's, but these 2002's were fantastic drinking from the first day - the reds today are more angular and acid-forward, they really need time.
Some worry about p.ox is already surfacing in whites...
Jan.2010

2002 Pavillon, Pommard Les RugiensMar. 2011
Delicate hints of perfume light up the nose, eventually adds herbs too – rather complex. The flavour likewise delivers that same perfumed note together with dried dark fruits well matched to plenty of structure. Super.
2002 Boisset Jean-Claude, Chambolle-Musigny Les CharmesJan. 2011
From Gregory’s first vintage… Heavily scented, this seems quite mature for the vintage – though not the colour. Full in the mouth, plenty of tannin and good long flavours. Still a baby!
2002 Boisset Jean-Claude, Chambolle-MusignyJan. 2011
Hard for this to follow the Charmes. Good and interesting aromatic width – seems younger, but also less involving than the Charmes. Less concentrated but has super poise. Young and pretty villages.
2002 Esmonin Sylvie, Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles VignesJan. 2011
The nose is slightly smoky; tight but still some dark fruit shows through – eventually very, very pretty. Very silky, mineral too. This starts quite Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose has hints of musk and warm, ripe berries. Soft and velvety – seems a little lush. Nice width and a growing note of flowers.
2002 Esmonin Sylvie, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.JacquesJan. 2011
Medium, medium-plus colour. Soft and very complex aromas. A lush impression and the lovely acidity is seemingly a perfect balance for the still young tannins. I’d say this is showing rather well for a ‘middle-years’ wine.
2002 Lafarge Michel, Volnay Clos du Château des DucsDec. 2010
Darker colour. The nose shows a real depth of darker fruits – very impressive if slightly less pretty than the 09s. There is still some tannin but again lots of depth to the flavours – a profound depth actually. Long, primary fruit flavours in the finish – I’m very impressed.
2002 Bonneau du Martray, Corton-CharlemagneDec. 2010
Wide and fresh aromatics with just a hint of herbs. There is lovely width, intensity and energy too – quite a silky texture. There is super mid-palate flavour. Yum.
2002 Bonneau du Martray, Corton-CharlemagneDec. 2010
Wide and fresh aromatics with just a hint of herbs. There is lovely width, intensity and energy too – quite a silky texture. There is super mid-palate flavour. Yum.
2002 Lafarge Michel, Volnay Clos du Château des DucsDec. 2010
Darker colour. The nose shows a real depth of darker fruits – very impressive if slightly less pretty than the 09s. There is still some tannin but again lots of depth to the flavours – a profound depth actually. Long, primary fruit flavours in the finish – I’m very impressed.
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