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Aromas of sweet plums and spices follow through to a full-bodied palate, with firm tannins and a solid core of fruit. This is very tightly knit and needs to unravel with bottle age. Turns big and chewy with air. This has excellent potential. Best after 20 —James Suckling
A terrific '02 white, silky, concentrated, vibrant and dynamic. It's full-bodied yet well-toned, unleashing its peach, floral, hazelnut and tobacco notes in layers. Firmly structured and beautifully integrated with the oak, it ends with a long butterscotc —Bruce Sanderson
Super auslese. Ripe and concentrated, yet focused and bright, marshaling its lime, peach and vanilla flavors right through the lingering finish. Terrific balance and harmony for the vintage. Drink now through 2018. 500 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
A solid wine with berry, currant and mineral character. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. Racy. Alfred Tesseron is making excellent wine nearly every year now. One of the few 2002s better than 2001. Best after 2008. —James Suckling
Dark color with complex aromas of blackberries, flowers and mace with undertones of nutmeg. Full-bodied, with a solid core of velvety tannins and ripe fruit. Goes on and on. Best after 2008. 7,500 cases made. —James Suckling
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