This was pop and pour and it really needs a long decant but even so, it showed very well.  From the heralded 2000 vintage, it seems to me that the better left bank wines are still in need of more cellaring.  A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and 6% Cabernet Franc.  Purple in color with ruby swirls but slight browning at the edge.  The nose is great with cassis, slight cigar box, cedar, some dark chocolate and spice.  Full bodied.  Lovely texture.  This is a big wine on the palate.  Juicy cassis, black cherries with chocolate and cedar.  Medium tannins.  Long finish.  This needs another seven to ten years until peak but should drink well for another twenty after that.  Still, delicious now.  Nice on its own or with food, more of the later as it ages.  A nice wine with Beef Wellington.  

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
97
Vintage: 
2000
Current Price: 
$350.00USD

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