All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
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Wine vintage rating 2002

What was the vintage 2002 like?

2002 Wines with less density and power, but still good and, above all, easy to drink. The year was quite cool and not very sunny, so the grape harvest was delayed a little longer and the grapes had to be carefully selected. The really great Pauillac wines got along very well with it: Latour and Lafite and Mouton Rothschild.
With many wines you simply have to wait and see and a whole range of very good Bordeaux, as well as the Italians from Barolo, Barbaresco and Tuscany are rather lean and silky and now good to drink.
2002 was an excellent vintage in Burgundy.
A very good late summer in Champagne resulted in healthy, aromatically perfect grapes and an excellent vintage for champagne.

Weather in the year 2002

A frosty start to the year, followed by a mild February and in the south by an almost summery month of March. April remained extremely dry, so there was a risk of forest fires in the Médoc.

June began with important rains. In the middle of the month, the first heat wave began, with temperatures reaching almost 40°C. Apart from a very brief period of hot summer days, both July and August remained fairly cool and rainy.

The growing season and harvest ended in rainy weather in September and October.

The current stock of wines from the 2002 vintage

All wines from the 2002 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 2002

Good filling levels, good wine quality

The fill level of an old vintage wine reveals important information on the drinkability of the wine.
Of course, the good condition of a wine from an old vintage depends on excellent storage. Above all, the wine must not have frequently changed cellars. Ideally, the wine will have rested in one and the same wine cellar.

But also the cork that sits in each individual bottle is very important. A perfect cork has few pores and keeps the wine stable. If an inferior cork happens to have been used in a bottle, the porous surface will begin to soak up wine and allow micro-quantities of the liquid to evaporate over the decades. Poor fill levels are the result.

A poor fill level therefore also indicates a high risk that the wine bottle could soon begin to leak.

The fill levels explained:
In the bottle neck (high fill to base neck) about 2 cm is perfect for wines.
Top and upper shoulder, ([very] top shoulder), approx. 3 cm is very good for very old wines.
Medium shoulder (mid shoulder), about 4 cm is only acceptable for rare top wines and in individual cases.
Everything below the red line should not be offered any more.

Wine rating

Do you have a 2002 vintage in your wine cellar and would you like to know how much it is worth?

Here are a few tips: in order to still have any value, the bottle must be leakproof. The wine must not be cloudy. It should be of good quality (not supermarket wine).

Search for the wine online without specifying the vintage. If it is a well-known winery, you will find the wine immediately and also the price you have to pay for the current vintage. If the current wine costs from EUR 20.00 upwards, that's a good sign.