Atypically powerful, the concentrated, medium to full-bodied 2000 displays more tannin and structure than usual as well as abundant concentration and sweet black cherry fruit. It is more structured and backward than the gorgeous 1998 (still the finest La Grave a Pomerol I have ever tasted, and a candidate to be called a |petit Petrus|). The 2000 should prove to be uncommonly long-lived by the standards of this estate.
Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89
Medium red. Cool yet ripe aromas of raspberry, cherry, licorice and minerals. Sweet and intensely flavored, with hints of tobacco and smoked meat. Nicely full and balanced wine, finishing with sweet but firm tannins and very good length.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2003
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
Wonderful aromas of freshly cut flowers, raspberries and blackberries. Full-bodied, with super refined tannins and a long, caressing finish. All in finesse. This is one I always like.