|Score: 95||Robert Parker, Hedonists Gazette, August 2014|
A stunning wine from Ducru Beaucaillou which showcases its great terroir, this elegant but substantial 2000 has a dense purple color that has hardly budged since it was first bottled. Displaying a floral note, with hints of boysenberries, black raspberries, black currants and a touch of background oak, the wine has superb concentration and density, but still has some substantial tannins that are not yet fully resolved. I originally predicted that it should be drinkable from 2010-2030, but I would modify that now to 2015-2035.
|Score: 95||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (189), June 2010|
|Score: 94+||Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003|
|Score: 94+||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (149), October 2003|
Floral notes intermixed with raspberries, black currants, minerals, and a hint of new oak emerge from the dense purple-colored 2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou. The wine is sweet, dense, and medium to full-bodied, with undeniable elegance and finesse as well as a finish that lasts for 45+ seconds. A wine of remarkable symmetry, balance, elegance, and minerality, it is the Lafite-Rothschild of St.-Julien,. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030+.
|Score: 94||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003|
|Score: 92/94+||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (139), February 2002|
|Score: 93/95||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001|
|Score: 95||James Suckling, Wine Spectator Weekly (16 Jan 03), January 2003|
|Score: 95/100||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, January 2003|
|Score: 17.5||Farr Vintners, April 2001|