Chateau Beychevelle 2000 is a beautiful wine with a deep ruby color. On the nose, it displays an intense bouquet of blackcurrant, cedar, and subtle spice notes, as well as a hint of vanilla from the oak barrels. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, with rich and complex flavors of ripe black fruits, licorice, and hints of tobacco. The tannins are firm but ripe, and the wine has a long and persistent finish with a touch of minerality. This vintage has aged gracefully and is now at its peak, but can still be cellared for several more years. It is a classic example of a well-crafted Saint-Julien wine.
Robert Parker - 91 Points
"Deep ruby/purple in color, with a sweet nose of black currants, earth, licorice, and mineral, the 2000 is relatively powerful and dense for the normally restrained and elegant Beychevelle. Medium to full-bodied, dense, and chewy, it is showing even better out of bottle than it was from cask. While it appears to be the finest example made at Beychevelle since the 1989 and 1982, patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020."
Antonio Galloni - 91 Points
"The 2000 Beychevelle has a delightful bouquet of blackberry, briar and light saline scents; a whiff of the old Gironde estuary develops in the glass. A touch of brettanomyces, maybe? The palate is medium-bodied with lithe tannins, and quite open and harmonious, although this not a deep or powerful Saint-Julien. Less austere than it once was, and simply a fine millennial that is drinking perfectly now."