2000 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • JS 100
  • WS 99
  • NM 98
  • IWC 98

Reviews for 2000 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
Absolutely compelling in two tastings of this vintage the 2000 Margaux is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. The extraordinary seductiveness complex aromatics and purity it exhibits lead me to believe it... Absolutely compelling in two tastings of this vintage the 2000 Margaux is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. The extraordinary seductiveness complex aromatics and purity it exhibits lead me to believe it has reached its window of full maturity. Medium-bodied with layers of concentration stunning blue red and black fruits intermixed with spring flowers a subtle dosage of new oak and a distinctive personality that is elegant while at the same time powerful and substantial this is a multi-dimensional wine that was extremely approachable and drinkable in both tastings I had of it. The color remains a healthy even opaque bluish/purple but there is no reason to hesitate to drink it. It should evolve for another 30-40 years so there is no hurry either.
JS 100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2014
The 2000 Margaux kicked off a string of great wines. The aromas are spellbinding, with notes of raspberry and strawberry. The palate is incredibly silky yet structured. Impeccable balance.
WS 99
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2014
This has jaw-dropping notes of Lapsang souchong tea, warmed fig, black currant confiture and anise-infused plum sauce, both aromatically and on the palate. Coating, lush and alluring, yet beautifully defined and elegant... This has jaw-dropping notes of Lapsang souchong tea, warmed fig, black currant confiture and anise-infused plum sauce, both aromatically and on the palate. Coating, lush and alluring, yet beautifully defined and elegant at the same time. This flows like a perfectly fitted full-length dress, grabbing your attention over and over. One of the few vintages here that saw a full two years in barrel, along with '05, '95 and '86.—Non-blind Château Margaux vertical (December 2013). Drink now through 2035. –JM
NM 98
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2010
Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 2000 tasting in London. This has a lovely nose, black fruit, fruitcake, mulberry, graphite, cedar and a touch of black olive. Very fine definition and lift, just building with every swirl... Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 2000 tasting in London. This has a lovely nose, black fruit, fruitcake, mulberry, graphite, cedar and a touch of black olive. Very fine definition and lift, just building with every swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied, very well poised, such a fine silver thread of acidity with melting tannins, touches of cooked meat and dried herbs, very elegant towards the finish. This is sophisticated and regal. Drink 2015-2045.
IWC 98
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2003
Full ruby-red. Penetrating highly perfumed aromas of sappy dark berries violet and minerals; seems less oaky today than the '01. Offers compelling mouthfilling concentration and perfume. A wine of great power and... Full ruby-red. Penetrating highly perfumed aromas of sappy dark berries violet and minerals; seems less oaky today than the '01. Offers compelling mouthfilling concentration and perfume. A wine of great power and consistency with a pungent minerality lingering on the palate-staining finish. This somehow doesn't flag or grow narrower even after one swallows or spits. Makes the 2002 seem almost dry in comparison. Wine-of-the-vintage material.