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Ducru Beaucaillou 2000

Label
RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Julien
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Tasting Notes

95
Robert Parker, Hedonists Gazette, August 2014

A 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.

95
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (189), June 2010
94+
Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003
94+
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (149), October 2003

Floral notes intermixed with raspberries, black currants, minerals, and a hint of new oak emerge from the dense purple-colored 2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou. The wine is sweet, dense, and medium to full-bodied, with undeniable elegance and finesse as well as a finish that lasts for 45+ seconds. A wine of remarkable symmetry, balance, elegance, and minerality, it is the Lafite-Rothschild of St.-Julien,. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030+.

94
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003
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92/94+
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (139), February 2002
93/95
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

Composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, the medium to deep garnet-brick colored 2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou charges out of the gate with flamboyant scents of baked black currants, raisin cake, prunes, Chinese five spice and eucalyptus plus touches of cigar box, new leather and cast iron pan. Medium-bodied, the palate is remarkably refreshing with all these decadent spice and dried berries layers coating the palate, textured by soft, powdery tannins, finishing long and mineral laced. Stunning! 2020 - 2040

96
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (Aug 2020 W), August 2020
95
James Suckling, Wine Spectator Weekly (16 Jan 03), January 2003
95/100
James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, January 2003
95
Farr Vintners, April 2001
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