Red

2000 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
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Community Tasting Notes 213

  • Mathijs81 Likes this wine: 100 points

    February 23, 2020 - Yes, you read it ... perfect score ... THE best thing I have tasted from St. Julien so far.

    I saw so many good things on this vintage, and a bit scared to pop the cork too early.
    But hell, went to see a good friend after a long time and still another bottle to spare.
    And bingo ... we drank it along a lovely 2012 André Delorme Rully ( Burgundy ). What an afternoon.

    No formal notes, as this was simply stunning from the first snif till the last drop in the glass.
    Perfect in any way, after 20 years still so dark in the glass, looks like it was bottled yesterday.
    Now I understand why so many of you have given it such a long shelf life ...

    Nose - very typical Ducru for me, so special, so unique, a smile to the face and a tear to the eye.
    Taste - good round, chocolate, spices, cedar, rich, smooth, sexy, hedonistic
    Finish - it held so long in the mouth I couldn't count ... gained even more weight with time.

    Yes, I do have a weak spot for Ducru Beaucaillou and they hit a homerun with their 2000 vintage.

    If you have more then one cellared, suggest you pop one now, get your feet up, crank up the fireplace and enjoy !

    Mathijs

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  • La Grappe wrote: 93 points

    February 1, 2020 - A soft, silky, yet profound wine, so elegant, so smooth, so long. Excellent.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • alexfrank Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 17, 2020 - I was sworn into the Washington State Bar Association yesterday, so my wife and I pulled this out to celebrate. Decanted for a little over two hours and enjoyed for another two, this wine was just beautiful. On the nose, black cherry and blackcurrant, cedar, tobacco and black olive were absolutely pouring out. One of the most ebullient, expressive noses on a wine I've ever enjoyed.

    On the palate, it was rich, concentrated and mouth-fillingly (is that a word?) lush. Following from the nose on the palate were the above-mentioned dark fruits, as well as a hint of blueberry and honey on the front end, as well as savory elements such as more cedar and a bit of leather. Beautiful, long-lasting finish. Based on my admittedly limited experience with high-end Bordeaux, I would have guessed that, based on this wine's richness and concentration, it was from Pauillac, not St. Julien. "Dialed in" and "majestic" were my final thoughts. What a fantastic bottle of wine.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • LTTC Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 27, 2019 - (TFWE) tasted blind. First guess: Pauillac; Second guess: St Julien.
    Tobacco, graphite, ocean air, forest floor and salty dried plum on the nose. On the palate, well-integrated tannin, fresh acidity, good tension and length. Focused and polished. It should hold for another decade easily. 93+

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • brouigu1 Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 30, 2019 - After opening the first bottle in July and finding it corked I was nervous opening this one too.

    Happily it was great! Dark purple and no real signs of age. Nose was somewhat muted at first but after an hour decant it opened up with dark fruits, leather, allspice and hints a vanilla.

    The palate was lush, balanced and beautifully mouth-coating. Well integrated, soft yet present tannin, red & dark fruits, leather and hints of herbal flavors.

    Drinking very well and a nice balance of aged wine and fresh wine. A few more years and the secondary flavors will dominate so I am glad I popped this now.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/22/2004 (link) 92 points

    (Château Ducru-Beaucaillou) Rich, plummy, berry, caramel nose; tasty, tight but structured, roasted fruit, plum and espresso palate; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2004 (link) 89 points

    (Château Ducru-Beaucaillou) Nice cassis, blackberry nose; tasty, tart cherry fruit, very tight right now; short-medium finish 89+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Julien
  • UPC Codes 0649944033509, 087000346642, 3364420009805, 3364420026420, 400001878156, 400006222565, 649944020073, 802236000355

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 91 (1%)
  • In Cellars 12,750 (80%)
  • Consumed 3,179 (20%)

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