Vintage 2000: A Monumental Tasting of Bordeaux

wineauction_sm-1459A tasting of 32 of Bordeaux’s best wines from the 2000 vintage. This special, one-of-a-kind tasting raised over $100,000 for Nashville Wine Auction beneficiaries and to date, is the largest single lot ever sold at l’Ete du Vin. Wines were generously donated from the cellar of Pam and Steve Taylor.

Moderators: Tom Black and David Morgan Wine Service led by Dan Hutchinson.
Menu:  Chef Andrew Little, Josephine

A vintage such as 2000 in Bordeaux comes along once in a lifetime. Not only is the year an icon for a new millennium, it is a vintage that produces scores of outstanding wine in France’s premium wine region. Robert Parker called 2000 “a phenomenal year that might turn out to be one of the greatest vintages that Bordeaux has ever produced.”

There are many different characteristics of a Bordeaux wine that makes each vintage shine. One year, you might have a wine that has perfectly rounded tannins. Another year might bring intense fruit flavors. Then another vintage might find the perfect balance between fruit, wood, and alcohol. But rarely will you find a Bordeaux wine that encompasses ALL of the characteristics that have always distinguished great Bordeaux.

Many experts said that this vintage would need 15 years of bottle age to become truly perfect. Well, folks, the time came to crack open these Bordeaux beauties.

Still fresh and vibrant like young wines yet with layers of diverse aromas and flavors, from bright red fruits to decadent game and earth, these “modern classics” envelop the rich complexity of character that only develops in a great wine from a great vintage with decades of bottle age. And they are electrifying to drink.

This Monumental Bordeaux Tasting included 32 wines:

Château Angélus
Château Ausone
Château Brane-Cantenac
Château Calon-Ségur
Château Canon
Château Certan De May
Château Cheval Blanc
Château Clos L’Église
Château La Conseillante
Château Cos D’Estournel
Château l’Evangile
Château Figeac
Château Gruaud Larose
Château Haut-Brion
Château Lafite Rothschild
Château Latour
Château Léoville Barton
Château Léoville Las Cases
Château Lynch Bages
Château Magdelaine
Château Margaux
Château La Mission Haut-Brion
Château Monbousquet
Château Montrose
Château Mouton Rothschild
Château Palmer
Château Pavie
Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
Château Pichon-Longueville
Comtesse de Lalande
Château Rauzan-Ségla
Château Talbot
Vieux Château Certan

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