The Vine Clive Coates millésime 2002

Clive Coates Janvier 2004

Hautes Côtes de Nuits blanc 2002 : Fourth year of harvest. Ripe. Plenty of succulence. No undue oak. A gentle, stylish wine. Forward. Very good for what it is. From 2005.

Hautes Côtes de Nuits rouge 2002 : Third year of harvest. Slightly raw on the nose. Medium body. Fresh, ripe, juicy and attractive. Very well balanced. Very good. From 2007.

Bourgogne Blanc 2002 : Quite different from the Hautes Côtes de Nuits. fatter and spicier. More ample but a little less refined. Very good though.

Bourgogne Rouge 2002 : Good substance. It seems fatter and more tannic than the Hautes Côtes de Nuits. Older vines. Rich. Good integrated tannins. Ripe fruit. Balanced and very stylish. A lovely example of a generic. From 2007.

Chambolle 2002 : Village Appellation Contrôlée. Medium weight. Ripe. Forward. Charming and clean as a whistle. Very well balanced. Very good. From 2007.

Vosne Romanée 2002 : Fine colour. Late malos here. A bit closed. Medium to medium-full body. Very classy fruit. Ripe, balanced and very long. Fine for what it is. From 2008.

Clos Vougeot 2002 : Lovely nose with a slightly earthy background – the warm brick of a good Graves. Medium-full body. Ripe and rich. Slight caramel spicy touches. Some nuts. Very good grip. Ample. Abundant. Fine plus. From 2010.

Richebourg 2002 : Good colour. This is very subtle and very fine indeed. Lovely understated nose and palate. Pullish bodied, rich, intense and very finely balanced. Good tannin. Very long. Very lovely. From 2012.