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 TanzerIssue: May/June 2003
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91Deep 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: 17Mid 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: 92Wonderful 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: 91Author: JP
Self | Rating: 87Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
Self | Rating: 90Author: Wang Chong
Self | Rating: 95Author: zepierotti
Self | Rating: 91MatureAuthor: marv
Anonymous | Rating:PerfectAuthor: 1SK
Self | Rating:textbook Bordeaux. Drinking well now after 1 hour decant. Will age a bit longer, but ready nowAuthor: Tphilca
Self | Rating: 89This 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: 2008-2014Author: Daniel B
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White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , 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 .
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 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 , , and in and . 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)