International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91Full ruby. Sexy, rather Burgundian aromas of creamy raspberry, cherry, leather and smoky oak. Opulent, thick and sweet; fleshy and impressive. A rather powerful style of Pomerol, finishing with big, ripe tannins and impressive length. A real attention-grabber.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2001
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Interesting combination of berry and green olives on the nose. Full-bodied and silky, with ripe tannins and a long, fruity finish. Big wine. This is a Pomerol that I seldom taste, but it has plenty of stuffing.Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95This was a great sleeper of the vintage in 2000 from producer Jean-Jacques Janoueix. A 100% Merlot cuvee coming from a nearly 12-acre vineyard situated between Vieux Chateau Certan and Le Pin, the 2000 shocked a number of people at the tasting, only because they had no expectations, and had never had the wine before. It wasn't a surprise for me. Inky blue/purple-colored, with notes of graphite, blueberry liqueur, smoke, incense, sweet licorice, and hints of chocolate fudge and spicy oak, this full-bodied, opulent, rich wine seems to just be entering its window of full maturity, where it should last for another two decades. Very impressive.Author: Robert Parker
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.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 381 bottles owned
- 62 collectors