Good Wines, Tough Sell

The 2002 Bordeaux draw mixed reactions in debut tastings
James Suckling
Issue: June 30, 2003

The best wine producers in Bordeaux looked slightly perplexed during the first week of April as they opened their doors to thousands of visitors who came to sample their newest vintage, 2002. With a war in Iraq, a faltering global economy and a strong euro, they were not sure what the market demand would be for their baby Bordeaux, which they traditionally begin to sell as futures, or en primeur, in the spring following the harvest.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 30, 2003.

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