This makes an interesting contrast with the 2002 vintage, also currently on release. The 2000 is softer, more open, sweeter, certainly less vivid and concentrated. Its creamy texture has attractive fresh pear and white currant fruits, followed by red apple acidity. Drink now.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.