2000 Bordeaux Vintage

The Harvest

All the red grape varieties performed well. Merlot produced wines high in alcohol, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon have very ripe tannins and intense blackcurrant aromas and even Petit Verdot ripened successfully.
The wines are therefore consistently good throughout the Bordeaux area with no particular region standing out. In addition, although the strict selection practised at the top Chateaux has only enhanced quality, many estates found that in 2000 the overall quality was so high that it was difficult to find vats not worthy of
the Grand Vin. This enabled many Petit Chateaux and Cru Bourgeois to produce good quantities of excellent wines at sensible prices.

The Vintage

To summarise, in St Emilion and Pomerol the wines rival the best of 1995 and 1998 with the same ripe lush flavours and very ripe tannins. In the Medoc and Graves the wines are the best since 1990, complimenting the succulent texture. Many Chateaux have progressed tremendously in the past ten years, investing in new equipment and a higher percentage of new oak barrels, producing their best ever wines.
Overall it’s a vintage of fine quality that will provide great drinking at all levels over the next twenty years.

Chateau Calon Segur 2000
Chateau Calon Segur
Chateau Calon Segur 2000
Chateau Calon Segur 3rd Growth St Estephe 2000 The 1995 vintage won world wide acclaim. 2000 continues the success. Exotic spicy nose, the palate is packed with black dense fruit. Beautifully integrated tannins leading to a soft, velvety finish.
£108.00
Chateau Cos D Estournel 1999
Chateau Cos D Estournel
Chateau Cos D Estournel 1999
Château Cos Destournel 2nd Growth St Estephe 1999 On the palate, plenty of sweet intensity and liquorice. Very well structured with big, firm tannins supporting vivid opulent fruit. A lovely dense wine.
£119.00
Chateau Cos D Estournel 2000
Chateau Cos D Estournel
Chateau Cos D Estournel 2000
Château Cos Destournel 2nd Growth St Estephe 2000  On the palate, plenty of sweet intensity and liquorice. Very well structured with big, firm tannins supporting vivid opulent fruit. A lovely dense wine, typical of a great Cos reminiscent of...
£198.00
Chateau Cos Labory 2000
Chateau Cos Labory
Chateau Cos Labory 2000
Chateau Cos Labory 5eme Growth St Estephe 2000 Jancis Robinson states - Particularly opulent, appetising nose although the tannins are currently rather jagged. A good testament to the vintage however, from this rather modest property, my score 17 / 20.
£49.00
Chateau De Fieuzal 2000
Chateau De Fieuzal
Chateau De Fieuzal 2000
Chateau De Fieuzal Cru Classe Pessac - Leognan 2000 Gerard Gribelin considers this the finest wine he has ever made. Lovely aromas, fine, sweet ripe fruit with hints of vanilla on the nose. Full and weighty on the palate, with a rich intensity and dense...
£54.00
Chateau De Pez 2000
Chateau De Pez
Chateau De Pez 2000
Château De Pez St Estephe 2000  The good work continues, good structure with plenty of ripe fruit.
£38.00
Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste 2000
Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste
Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste 2000
Château Grand Puy Lacoste 5th Growth Pauillac 2000  Deep opaque colour, wonderfully complex on the nose. On the palate the wine is fantastically concentrated with oodles of spicy fruit and a long lingering finish.
£132.00
Chateau Gruaud Larose 2000
Chateau Gruaud Larose
Chateau Gruaud Larose 2000
Chateau Gruaud Larose 2nd Growth St Julien 2000  One of the greatest wines of the vintage, layer after layer of pure fruit, with a long, long finish. The owner, Jacques Merlant, is bringing the property back to where it used to be with the wines...
£125.00
Chateau La Commanderie De Mazeyres 2000
Chateau La Commanderie De Mazeyres
Chateau La Commanderie De Mazeyres 2000
Chateau La Commanderie De Mazeyres Pomerol 2000  New on the scene, the latest acquisition of Clement Fayat, owner of Chateau La Dominique (St. Emilion Grand Cru Classe). Ripe fruit flavours on the nose, full bodied with loads of flavour and velvety...
£41.00
Chateau La Tour Carnet 2000
Chateau La Tour Carnet
Chateau La Tour Carnet 2000
Chateau la Tour Carnet 2000 Haut Medoc 4ème Grand Cru Classé "An up and coming Medoc property run by the ambitious entrepreneur Bernard Magrez, La Tour Carnet has come on strong of late and is finally living up to its reputation. The dense...
£50.00
Chateau Lagrange 2000
Chateau Lagrange
Chateau Lagrange 2000
Chateau Lagrange 3rd Growth St Julien 2000  The traditional cigar box nose is evident in this wine with the highest Cabernet content ever - 76% perhaps due to the wonderful ripeness of the fruit. Masses of fruit, lovely ripe integrated...
£97.00
Chateau Pavie Macquin 2000
Chateau Pavie Macquin
Chateau Pavie Macquin 2000
Château Pavie Macquin Grand Cru Classe St Emilion 2000  84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon  Robert Parker describes this wine as - La fleur of St Emilion. Lovely plum flavoured fruit, fat yet fresh and lovely creamy...
£106.00
Chateau Pontet Canet 2000
Chateau Pontet Canet
Chateau Pontet Canet 2000
Chateau Pontet Canet 2000 Situated almost opposite to Mouton Rothschild, the potential has always been there. Only recently, under the ownership of Guy Tesseron, has it begun to be realised. Dense colour, solid and chunky on the palate, with a long...
£118.00