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Weekly tasting group RWP #258: Bordeaux 2000

@ VD

Tasted May 22, 2017 by Zweder with 386 views

Introduction

We knew the theme, but all wines were tasted fully blind.

Flight 1 (2 notes)

Red
2000 Château Malescasse France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc
88 points
Beautiful and developed bouquet with red and dark berries, sweet spices, vanilla and forest. On the palate dark and red berries, cassis, good acidity and soft tannin. Beautiful oak and ready for drinking now. Nice wine.
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Red
2000 Château Cambon La Pelouse France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc
89 points
Chocolate, dark fruits and vanilla in the bouquet. On the palate a lot of vanilla, good acidity and tannin which still has a bite. Red and dark berries, herbs, forest floor, a touch of sweetness and a good length. Ready now and not tired yet. 88 - 89
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Flight 2 (2 notes)

Red
2000 Château D'Escurac France, Bordeaux, Médoc
88 points
The bouquet is still a bit locked, but shows dark fruits and vanilla. On the palate dark berries, licorice, bell pepper, good acidity and slightly drying tannin. Overall a juicy and full bodied wine which lacks some finesse, but is certainly more than ok.
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Red
2000 Château Belgrave France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc
91 points
The bouquet is still a bit locked, but there are some rustic barnyard flavors, dark berries and vanilla. On the palate red berries, metal, dark berries, some bell pepper, a large amount of acidity and tannin with still a firm bite. Not extremely refined, but certainly a very good wine.
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Flight 3 (3 notes)

Red
2000 Château Siran France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
92 points
In the bouquet red and dark berries. On the palate chocolate, some herbs, but mainly ripe dark berries, some bell pepper and mild acidity and tannin with a pleasant bite.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2000 Château Labégorce-Zédé France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
91 points
In the bouquet red and dark berries, iron, leather, vanilla, smoke and autumn forest impressions. On the palate red and dark berries, some bell pepper, oak, good acidity and slightly drying tannin, Good length.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2000 Château Chasse-Spleen France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Moulis en Médoc
91 points
In the bouquet caramel, creamy and round. Lactic. Someone said crème brulée. On the palate the same; round and creamy. Juicy acidity, red and dark berries and cherries. Some chocolate as well. Still too young, See my previous notes.
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Flight 4 (3 notes)

Red
2000 Château La Garde France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
87 points
In the bouquet green herbs and mint, coffee, soy and sweet licorice. Same on the palate. Good acidity, mild tannin and a medium length. Supple and round and quite mature. Don’t wait too long.
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Red
2000 Château La Tour-Martillac France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
91 points
A lot of barnyard in the bouquet which blows off after a while, also dark berries, vanilla and toast. Same on the palate, graphite, licorice, cigar box, earth and some chocolate. Good acidity and round tannin. Beautiful and harmonious wine with good complexity. At its peak now.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2000 Domaine de Chevalier France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
The bouquet is a bit sweet with rose hips, plums and herbs. A bit special. On the palate also sweet and juicy, soft acidity and tannin and a good concentration. Somehow I am not certain if this wine performs as it should. No score for today.
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Flight 5 (2 notes)

Red
2000 Château Haut-Marbuzet France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe
92 points
Beautiful bouquet with vanilla, beautiful oak and autumn forest. On the palate juicy dark berries, graphite, licorice, herbs and spices, good acidity and tannin with still a good bite. Good length.
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Red
2000 Château Montrose France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe
95 points
Creamy bouquet with dark berries, vanilla, cedar, some smoke and luxurious oak. On the palate red and dark berries, laurel, licorice, a beautiful balance between acidity and sweetness. Firm but round tannin, great length. This beauty is slowly entering its early maturity stage and will last at least another decade+.
6 people found this helpful Comment

Flight 6 (2 notes)

Red
2000 Château Haut-Bages Libéral France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
92 points
Beautiful bouquet with dark berries, vanilla and cinnamon. On the palate juicy dark berries, graphite, good acidity and some pleasant sweetness. Elegant and well balanced wine in its maturity stage now and for several years to come.
4 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2000 Château Pontet-Canet France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
94 points
Beautiful bouquet with vanilla, smoke, dark fruits etc. On the palate luxurious oak, cedar, vanilla, graphite, good acidity and some pleasant sweetness. The tannin is round and still powerful. Great to taste this again.
5 people found this helpful Comments (2)
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