Exceptionally tough and rigid. Very low on charm. Correct but no warmth. May get there.
Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90
This opaque ruby/purple-colored 2000 exhibits plenty of earthy, black currant, vanilla, graphite, licorice, and smoky cherry aromas as well as flavors. Medium-bodied with sweet tannin, good acidity, and a long, concentrated finish, this is the finest La Louviere since the 1990.
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91
Vivid aromas of blackberries and minerals, with a hint of flowers. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fine tannins and ripe fruit. Medium finish. This is the best La Louviere in years.
A bit immature, especially compared to the 1990. Still very enjoyable.
Self | Rating: 95
A surprise winner in a blind tasting of 2000 Bordeaux that included Palmer, Ducru & Lalande. Intense cooked cherry aroma with tobacco scents as well. Great balance for both acidity and tannins. Drinks well now but, will continue to evolve.
Drink Dates: 2013-2020
Author: Charles M71
Self | Rating: 85
A workmanlike Bordeaux that provides decent but uninspiring drinking. Deeply colored with moderate aromas of earth, some oak, roasted herbs, anise, and slightly sour black fruits. Nicely polished tannins with adequate acidity. The wine tastes mainly of herbs and oak. In a word: boring.
Drink Dates: 2008-2014
Author: Daniel B
Self | Rating: 89
Self | Rating: 91
Score: 91 Release Price: $48 Country: France Region: Bordeaux Issue: Mar 31, 2003 Vivid aromas of blackberries and minerals, with a hint of flowers. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fine tannins and ripe fruit. Medium finish. This is the best La LouviAre in years. Best after 2009. 11
Drink Dates: 665 cases made. 'JS"
Self | Rating: 85
Some of the wine in this case was corked. Some of it just sucked. Bad bordeaux.