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2000 Château La Croix St. Georges
Red Bordeaux Blend
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Community Tasting Notes 29
Javachip wrote: (93 points)
July 26, 2014 - San Diego WineSpectator.com Offline, 7/26/2014 (University Club, San Diego): Allowed to breathe in bottle 2 hours, then decanted and served. Opaque garnet-black color. Fantastic bouquet of bright fresh blackberries, blueberries, charcoal, lilacs, stony soil. Powerful tannins on the palate, full body with long finish. Very youthful with a great future ahead of it. My #3, group's THIRD PLACE.
Kerino wrote: (91 points)
July 13, 2014 - Lush, sweet tannins. Raisins and figs. A bit of velvet in a fruity finish. No rush to drink. Not top top notch but not too fair off. Polished this off watching the world cup final.
Jeff Leve wrote: (93 points)
February 28, 2013 - Licorice, coffee bean, coconut, black cherry and an intriguing scent of menthol were the first things that caught your attention. On the palate, the wine is full bodied, lush, round and a little oaky, finishing in a flashy display of black cherries. This is showing very nice today.
danielk168 wrote: (91 points)
February 22, 2013 - Too young? Good but not great, bit disappointed. decanted 1 hour, enough I guess.
StefanAkiko wrote: (95 points)
December 17, 2012 - Non-blind. Decanted 3 hrs, drunk over 3 hrs. (w/sommelier Ogura-san.)
We shared 3 btls from my cellar, and as the Vikings described in the Edda, the description of the World depends on your chosen horizon.
In accordance to: "A small lake has a short shore" the description would read: "2000 Château Pichon Baron was clearly the WOTN for all. Truly great! 2000 Château Croix St Georges was ok and 2001 Château Leoville Barton was the disappointment of the evening."
This explains almost nothing, since the small lake of 3 wines (albeit great) has a too small shore in order to make meaningful sense.
With (hopefully) a slightly larger lake, the following is what we'd like to say about this bottle and how it was perceived at the restaurant tonight:
Dark-red, browning color.
Nose is wide, still with unintegrated oak and Merlot character as in predominantly raisins and that certain jamminess (but held in tight check) that comes with the varietal.
On the palate this is a wide, almost sweet tasting wine that ends with breathtaking, finely grained tannins and a 60+ second finish. The omph displayed is more than enough for any great dinner. Radiating plums, oak, earth and tobacco at no1; drying fruit as in raisins, dried figs and black cherries at no2; and rose petals, apples and a hint of mint as no3. Built to grow for many more years of pleasure...
Having grown up in Europe means I almost feel the need to repent after partaking in this wine's sinful pleasures...1 person found this helpful Comments (1)
Pro Reviews 1
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2001, Issue #96 (link)
(La Croix St. Georges Pomerol) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2000
- Type Red
- Producer Château La Croix St. Georges
- Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Bordeaux
- SubRegion Libournais
- Appellation Pomerol
- Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
- In Cellars 785 (79%)
- Consumed 201 (20%)