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2000 Château La Fleur de Gay

  • 94 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52562-2000-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    A strong effort, and certainly the best La Fleur de Gay since the wonderful duo of 1989 and 1990, this dense ruby/purple-colored 2000 exhibits notes of melted licorice intermixed with cocoa and sweet black currants, minerals, and a hint of blueberries. The wine is elegant and medium to full-bodied, with sweet, concentrated fruit, tremendous pinpoint precision to its personality, outstanding purity, and a 40-45 second finish. However, some patience will be required because of high tannin levels.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Medium ruby. Sappy, liqueur-like aromas of red berries, coffee, mocha, leather and sexy oak. Silky-sweet and vibrant, with a layered texture and excellent verve for the vintage. A fairly powerful, structured, minerally version of this wine, already showing lovely inner-mouth aromatic complexity. Finishes very long and fresh, with perfectly buffered tannins. Yields were cut dramatically in 2000, and it shows.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2002
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Rich, ripe, opulent, br–l‚e, almost overripe nose, then impressively ripe fruit - black/purple fruit - mulberries. On the palate, surprisingly, not at all hot. Quite a light finish, with a little bit of inkiness and rusty nails. Masses of quite rough tannins. Not a whole. Dry (as opposed to sweet) finish. Still very young. Relatively cool.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Rating: 93

    Terrific red. Classy, with coffee, berry and licorice aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, with silky, caressing tannins and a solid core of ripe, yet subtle fruit. Solid wine here. Very close to the 1998 in quality. 785 cases made.
  • Self | Rating: 92

    This wine comes from the best part of La Croix de Gay?s vineyard. Years ago it was a trailblazer but its notoriety has fallen off over the last decade. Great color with deeply colored legs. A big nose of gamy black fruits. Well balanced with long drawn out fruit in the finish.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2018
    Author: Daniel B

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 276 bottles owned
  • 60 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 60 collectors)