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  • Producer ranking ?

    7
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

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The Story

This relatively high proportion of Merlot is accounted for by the fact that the Margaux appellation is located within a part of the Médoc peninsular where soils have more clay and less deep gravel, and are better suited to the balance of this varietal. All the finesse of the Merlot is brought out on these clay soils, unlike the Cabernet Sauvignon which performs best on well-drained deep gravel soils.

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Vintage 2000

BORDEAUX 2000 – A  DREAM VINTAGE

Weather conditions / Vintage 2000 has from the very start been proclaimed as one of the best vintages of modern times. In spring 2003, I've had many opportunities to find out, if we really have a true dream vintage in our hands.

During harvest 2000, while doing "personal inspection" in the vineyards, I noticed that something extraordinary big was on its way. Grapes looked extremely healthy.

While sorting table was rolling, I observed, that there were few leaves, stalks and weeds among the grapes. That's why sorting out grapes went so easy and quick. It must be one of hallmarks of 2000 vintage, because normally even the great vintages require a lot of work at sorting table.

 

2000 vintage is classic, extravagant and extremely long-lived Bordeaux with dark, extremely dense wines, which have enormous concentration of fruit, length and superbly concentrated tannin. The tannin is not allowed to dominate, because it's well wrapped up by fruit. A scent of sub-maturity is only present in few wines. One of this vintage's trademarks is an intense and deep aroma of dark berries, like blueberries, blackberries and black cherries.

All red grape varieties reached perfect maturity, including Bordeaux' most capricious and unruly grape variety, Petit Verdot. Petit Verdot gives the much meeded contribution of backbone and power to the wines.

Also the grapes for whites, like Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Muscadelle, did ripe perfectly and produced tremendously fine dry white wines. Sweet white wines turned unfortunately to be a few light, elegant and charming wines, which were based 100% on September pickings. Beginning on the 11th October, it rained heavily in Bordeaux and it continued until the end of the year.

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Tasting note

color

Medium, Ruby red and Bright

ending

Long, Pure and Lingering

flavors

Blackcurrant, Vanilla, Coffee, Toasty, Cigar-box and Earthy

nose

Intense, Seductive, Complex and Ripe

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Medium tannin, Perfectly balanced, Concentrated, Well-Integrated, Youthful, Medium-bodied, Elegant and Silky tannins

Verdict

Sophisticated and Well made

Written Notes

Bottle with magnum size. Looking tiilenpunainen. Avoin, viettelevä and round on the nose. The taste is tasapainoinen, well-structured, kypsä, keskirunsaat tanniinit, silkkiset tanniinit and keskitäyteläinen. Pitkä and pyöreä. Recommended. Hyvin tehty perusviini. Nice to nauti and drink between 2015 and 2020.
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Origin

Margaux, Bordeaux

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