2000 Beychevelle 3.0L

France - Bordeaux - St Julien | Fourth Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

WS 92   WA 91   IWC 88   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

Wonderful floral and blackberry aromas follow through to a compressed palate of full-bodied tannins and ripe fruit. Yet very fine and silky on the palate. Best Beychevelle I have had in years. 2,200 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2009+
Author: James Suckling


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

Deep ruby/purple in color, with a sweet nose of black currants, earth, licorice, and mineral, the 2000 is relatively powerful and dense for the normally restrained and elegant Beychevelle. Medium to full-bodied, dense, and chewy, it is showing even better out of bottle than it was from cask. While it appears to be the finest example made at Beychevelle since the 1989 and 1982, patience will be required.

Drink Dates: 2007-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 146

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

($40-$52) Good ruby-red. Exotic, highly aromatic nose features leather, cedar, roast coffee, minerals and chocolate. Smooth on entry, then a bit pinched in the mid-palate, with a faint peppery herbaceousness. Not overly tannic but seems a bit dry for a 2000.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 108

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: Tphilca
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 12/10/2010
textbook Bordeaux. Drinking well now after 1 hour decant. Will age a bit longer, but ready now

Rating: 95
Author: zepierotti
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 05/22/2012

Rating: 91
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
Mature

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Rating: 90
Author: Wang Chong
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 11/10/2009

Rating: 87
Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 11/30/2014

Average rating: 89, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

5 bottles owned by 4 collectors.

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About This Producer


Built in magnificent 18th century Louis XV style, Chateau Beychevelle sits in the St. Julien district of the Medoc, with neighbors including Chateau Gloria and Chateau St. Pierre. The name Beychevelle was derived from the expression "Baisse-Vaille" meaning "lower sails". This act was a symbol of respect by the French Navy to the Duc d'Eperon, who was Admiral of France at the time and 16th century owner of the estate. The chateau is a 4eme Cru Classe, and produces a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. At its best, the wine is known for its rich, concentrated fruit that ages with ease. In addition to its flagship wine, the estate also makes a second label called Amiral de Beychevelle and an AC Haut Medoc production called Brulieres de Beychevelles.

See other similar producers: Chateau Pontet Canet, Chateau Lagrange, Chateau Giscours

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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