Dark crimson, and rather bluer than the 2001 served alongside. So ripe that on the nose it did not seem light years from the opulence of the 2003, although on the palate it was much fresher. Extremely gorgeous and complete. Both fresh and sweet. Spicy with some violet scents and cranberry fruit. Admirable energy.
Author: Jancis Robinson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94
Bright red-ruby. Extremely tight nose dominated by sweet oak and a note of chocolate. Rich, sweet and full but youthfully reticent. A very rich, complete Nuits wine with rather powerful flavors of cassis and chocolate and substantial tannins. This will call for seven or eight years of cellaring.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2004
The 2002 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Vaucrains bursts from the glass with immensely spicy aromas of plummy blackberries and cherries. Intense, inky, and focused, its medium to full-bodied personality is somewhat backward yet hugely deep, ripe, and concentrated. Licorice, black cherries, tar, and hyper-ripe blackberries are found throughout its lengthy personality.
Author: Pierre Rovani
Extract of cassis, earth, game and a certain animale character offer the nuance behind a nose of simply fabulous black fruit that introduces incredibly powerful, deep, broad, muscular and robust flavors that are vigorously structured, culminating in a chewy, long, almost implausibly complex finish. This is a stunning wine, combining breathtaking power, complexity and length into a harmonious whole. A great, great Vaucrains.