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2000 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 95 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 49587-2000

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($100-$135) Bright ruby-red, less saturated than the 2002. Very pure aromas of cassis, minerals and mocha, with a hint of raw berries. Juicy, pure and tightly wound, with intense flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate, espresso and licorice. Broadens impressively on the long, aromatic, suave finish, showing lovely grip and class. Finer than Borie's 2000 Grand Puy Lacoste and in need of longer aging but not clearly stronger.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    A stunning wine from Ducru Beaucaillou which showcases its great terroir, this elegant but substantial 2000 has a dense purple color that has hardly budged since it was first bottled. Displaying a floral note, with hints of boysenberries, black raspberries, black currants and a touch of background oak, the wine has superb concentration and density, but still has some substantial tannins that are not yet fully resolved. I originally predicted that it should be drinkable from 2010-2030, but I would modify that now to 2015-2035.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Fantastic aromas of blackberries, wild berries and minerals. Extremely aromatic. Full-bodied and very tight, with big, silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Superb. A muscular Ducru. 17,500 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: davinci68
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2010-2035
    Author: MikeB
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2022-2050
    Author: Segla
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: King3194
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Ronn L
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: Behruz Nassre
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2010-2030
    Author: ebgreenb
  • Self | Rating: 91

    65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot with the remaining 10% split evenly between Franc and Petit Verdot. This wine is quite closed and only shows a glimmer of tart dark fruits at present. Tons of tannin smother the considerable fruit lying underneath. Forget the wine in the cellar for at least 15 years but no amount of time will ever make this wine appeal to the fruit bomb only crowd.
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 95

    A great vintage classic Bordeaux. Great balance. Decant and enjoy!!
    Drink Dates: 2010-2015
    Author: kukie
  • Self | Rating:

    Corked.
    Author: afikes
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Still young. Needs to open up.
    Author: Chez Fisher
  • Self | Rating:

    WineZap.com has the 2000 at 8 stores, priced from $150 to $188.
    Author: Rockitman
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Wonderful wine. Very complex, with lots of fruit. Will drink for many more years.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2025
    Author: Ed K994
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Young
    Author: marv
Located in the appellation of Saint-Julien, Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is named for the beautiful large stones and pebbles that cover the vineyard. These stones create ideal grape-growing conditions, as they aid in drainage, reflect sun onto the vines, and keep the ground from drying out. These conditions create the "typical" Saint-Julien wine - elegant and smooth, with a long finish. The outstanding structure of these wines gives them great aging potential as well.

The Borie family has owned the estate for the past 60 years, and still lives in the chateau. The chateau itself is unusual for Bordeaux because the house was built directly over the cellar, which means the family lives literally surrounded by their wines. The estate's second wine is called La Croix de Beaucaillou.

See other similar producers:Chateau Pape Clement,Chateau Rauzan Segla,Chateau Leoville Poyferre
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

  • 4423 bottles owned
  • 600 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 600 collectors)