2000 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien

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  • Montesquieu Likes this wine: 98 points

    June 12, 2020 - Magnificent and exceptional. No need to wait, as it is tremendous now.

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  • zimmy07 commented:

    6/13/20, 9:16 AM - Have you had the wine since release and temp controlled? I have had this wine 10 times, majority I found at a shop in non temp control and they bought from a local collector. Those were so amazing, maybe one of the best wines I ever had. Then I bought a few from original owners that were temp controlled, opened one about 6 months ago and it needed another decade at least. I am trying to see if there is bottle variation as I love this wine and need to find that perfect spot again on this wine

  • Montesquieu commented:

    6/13/20, 2:36 PM - Hi Zimmy07. I'm the original owner of the wine. Bought it pre-arrival from a leading local wine retailer and took possession as soon as they received it back in 2003 or so. It (and my other bottles) have been in three separate temp controlled cellars over the subsequent years until now, including one cross-country move by wine cellar transportation specialists. So, I don't believe its readiness has been accelerated by storage. It's simply great now. Am sure it will stay great for a long time and develop more secondary flavors. I have three more bottles and will try to space them over the years. Chose this to drink last night, over 2000 Cos and 2000 Pichon-L-L, based on how other CT comments described how well the Ducru was drinking in 2020. Cheers.

  • zimmy07 commented:

    6/14/20, 9:40 AM - Thank you. It is an amazing wine. I am tempted to open my last bottle daily. That wine changed the way I buy Bordeaux. Ducru is the one wine I buy almost ever vintage, just love the wine and it seems to be only getting better from the Chateau. I am doomed when 2019 is released in next week or so. The scores are big and the price points tend to point to 2008 levels.

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