2000 Chateau Beychevelle, Saint-Julien, France

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Vintage2000
VarietalBordeaux Blend
Bottle Size750ml
StyleRed
CountryFrance
RegionBordeaux
Bottle ConditionNormal

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Description

Chateau Beychevelle, Saint-Julien, France 2000

TC
93
TOM CANNAVAN
A wine I've tasted several times i the past (and bought en primeur) showing a much more firm. lean, edgy liquorice and black plum fruit on the nose, with cherry and mineral edges adding a lot more nervosity than in previous tastings. Less opulent for sure on the palate, but there are reserves here, with that espresso-supported black fruit all constrained by grippy tannins and a liquorice and damson-skin severity. Over the course of an hour this starts to fill out, with the mid-palate developing a much more lush, blackcurranty fruit and hints of chocolaty richness. This is in a slightly awkward stage, but I am very happy to have some tucked away.
WS
91
WINE SPECTATOR
Lovely warmed plum and black currant confiture flavors are starting to settle into a secondary phase as sweet tobacco, lightly singed alder and a perfumy incense note weave around. Nice focused, fine-grained finish. Textbook.—Blind 2000 Bordeaux retrospective (December 2015).
Taste Profile
Red Fruit
Black Fruit
Dried Fruit
Spice
Earth
Oak
Mushroom
Fruit
Body
Sweetness
Acidity
Alcohol
Color
Deep Violet
Best Pairing
Asian
Beef
Pork