Source: August 2020 Week 2, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 13th Aug 2020, (RP-96)
Composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, the medium to deep garnet-brick colored 2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou charges out of the gate with flamboyant scents of baked black currants, raisin cake, prunes, Chinese five spice and eucalyptus plus touches of cigar box, new leather and cast iron pan. Medium-bodied, the palate is remarkably refreshing with all these decadent spice and dried berries layers coating the palate, textured by soft, powdery tannins, finishing long and mineral laced. Stunning!
Drink Date: 2020 – 2040
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Sunday, June 12, 2016 (JS-96)
I must admit that I was a little unimpressed with the Ducru 2000 in the beginning when I tasted it after bottling in 2003. But it’sclearly outstanding now and seems to get better and better with age. It shows wonderful aromas of roses and currants with hints of mint. it’sfull body yet very finely textured with pretty fruit concentration and length.