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2000 Château Beychevelle

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
abv 13.0%
  • 91 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 44612-2000

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    ($40-$52) Good ruby-red. Exotic, highly aromatic nose features leather, cedar, roast coffee, minerals and chocolate. Smooth on entry, then a bit pinched in the mid-palate, with a faint peppery herbaceousness. Not overly tannic but seems a bit dry for a 2000.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Deep ruby/purple in color, with a sweet nose of black currants, earth, licorice, and mineral, the 2000 is relatively powerful and dense for the normally restrained and elegant Beychevelle. Medium to full-bodied, dense, and chewy, it is showing even better out of bottle than it was from cask. While it appears to be the finest example made at Beychevelle since the 1989 and 1982, patience will be required.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Mid crimson with lots of sweetness. Very gentle and a definite 2000. Good vintage definition from Beychevelle! Easy and only very slightly inky. Long and rich.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Wonderful floral and blackberry aromas follow through to a compressed palate of full-bodied tannins and ripe fruit. Yet very fine and silky on the palate. Best Beychevelle I have had in years. 2,200 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: JP
  • Self | Rating: 87

    Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Wang Chong
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: zepierotti
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Mature
    Author: marv
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Perfect
    Author: 1SK
  • Self | Rating:

    textbook Bordeaux. Drinking well now after 1 hour decant. Will age a bit longer, but ready now
    Author: Tphilca
  • Self | Rating: 89

    This Chateau has under performed for years. Their 2000 is their best effort in quite some time but is still far from a sure bet for extended aging. The wine has plenty of acid and tannin but lacks fruit enough for long term cellaring.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2014
    Author: Daniel B
Built in magnificent 18th century Louis XV style, Chateau Beychevelle sits in the St. Julien district of the Medoc, with neighbors including Chateau Gloria and Chateau St. Pierre. The name Beychevelle was derived from the expression "Baisse-Vaille" meaning "lower sails". This act was a symbol of respect by the French Navy to the Duc d'Eperon, who was Admiral of France at the time and 16th century owner of the estate. The chateau is a 4eme Cru Classe, and produces a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. At its best, the wine is known for its rich, concentrated fruit that ages with ease. In addition to its flagship wine, the estate also makes a second label called Amiral de Beychevelle and an AC Haut Medoc production called Brulieres de Beychevelles.

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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of Bordeaux.

Sauternes is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned Château d’Yquem are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.

The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as Château Haut-Brion, Château Pape Clément, and Domaine de Chevalier in Pessac-Léognan and Graves. These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.

Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1575 bottles owned
  • 206 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 206 collectors)