2002 is generally seen as the worst vintage of the decade in Portugal.
Lots of rain, particularly during the harvest, turned the majority of the wines acid, thin and diluted.
This might be the reason for bottling this Colheita so early, only nine years after harvest. However the wine is actually pretty good, with good concentration, great balance, some complexity. Truly pleasant and deserving the bottling as Colheita.
Tasting date : 01 Oct 2011
Maturity : Mature
Arnaud Steve has discoverd this vintage. 5 years ago