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 TanzerIssue: May/June 2003
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95A 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: 95Fantastic 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: 95Author: davinci68
Self | Rating: 95Author: gd10102
Self | Rating: 94Drink Dates: 2010-2035Author: MikeB
Self | Rating:Drink Dates: 2022-2050Author: Segla
Self | Rating: 94Author: King3194
Self | Rating: 94Author: Ronn L
Self | Rating: 97Author: Behruz Nassre
Self | Rating: 94Drink Dates: 2010-2030Author: ebgreenb
Self | Rating: 9165% 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: 95A great vintage classic Bordeaux. Great balance. Decant and enjoy!!Drink Dates: 2010-2015Author: 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: 95Wonderful wine. Very complex, with lots of fruit. Will drink for many more years.Drink Dates: 2010-2025Author: Ed K994
Self | Rating: 95YoungAuthor: marv
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
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
- 4423 bottles owned
- 600 collectors
- Average collector rating: 94
(Out of 600 collectors)