Chateau de Beaucastel   Chateauneuf Du Pape

2000 Chateauneuf Du Pape

By Chateau de Beaucastel

2000 Chateauneuf Du Pape by Chateau de Beaucastel, Rhone

Exemplifying the sublime calibre of the magnificent turn of the millennium vintages, the 2000 Chateauneuf Du Pape from Chateau de Beaucastel is an uppèr-echelon demiurge in the Rhone's inveterate tradition of fine wine making. Embracing the prodigious nuances that this revered year imparts upon its nectar, this iconic House shows its adroit command over harmonising elegance and grandeur.

 

A Symphony of Terroir, Triumph in a Glass

Echoing the ideal climatic conditions and reflected in its vehement potency, the southern France swelter crowned 2000 as a triumphant year for viticulture. The healthy yields and radiant sunshine issued forth grapes bearing unblemished tannins and energetic sugars, providing the 2000 Chateauneuf Du Pape an opulent platform to commence its fantastic lifespan.

The vinous concert it provided elicited delight - ripe cherries orchestrated alongside dialects of licorice and herbs de Provence. This resounding symphony, further adorned by lashes of cured meats and blackberry, is indeed a testament to Chateau de Beaucastel's masterful handling of Rhone's climate and terroir circumstances.

 

The Grand Tour-de-force, A Monument to Rhone's 2000 Vintage

This polished turgescent ruby masterpiece introduced a bold palate filled with dark fruits contrasted by whispers of cacao and sanguine earthiness. The admirably integrated tannins of this vintage finish with a flourish of tobacco leaf and minerality notes - a tangible depiction of the sun-soaked boulders of vineyard that birthed these red berries of glory.

Harboured under the praised moniker of Chateau de Beaucastel, this influential vintage elucidates the sagacity in investing in such matchless time capsules of climatic and geopolitical history. As it harks back to nature’s fortunate conditions, the 2000 Chateauneuf Du Pape elegantly ties the past to the future, making it as ardent an invesment for the mind and palate as it is for a discerning cellar.

Current market price

HK$10,540.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

78.57

Scores and tasting notes

94

The opaque ruby/purple-colored 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape offers a profoundly sweet perfume of melted licorice, blackberries, and black cherries backed up by loads of glycerin, full body, and moderately high but sweet, well-integrated tannin. There is a seamlessness to the 2000 that will make it accessible early in life, and thus atypical for Beaucastel. The 1985 behaved in this manner when young, but the 2000 possesses even more stuffing. Like its 2001 sibling, it is a classic blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the balance other permitted varietals. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025. Importer: Vineyard Brands, Birmingham, AL; tel. (205) 980-8802

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 27 February 2003

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