Robert Parker 90
A model of elegance, symmetry, and balanced power, the dense ruby/purple-colored 2000 displays sweet aromas of plums, currants, tobacco, and smoke. The wine possesses abundant power, concentration, extract, glycerin, and length. This elegant, expansive, juicy, layered, medium-bodied effort should prove reasonably long-lived. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020.
Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020
Black cherry, cassis, the fruit seems quite baked. Finishes with a strong bitter juniper note. Less interesting and complex than their 2001. Charming and classic, with a tight, restrained character that has more than a touch of austerity in its structure. (RH)
Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020
The 2000 Malartic-Lagravière comprises a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. It is a wine that I have only encountered once back in 2004. It has a ripe blackberry, raspberry coulis and gravel-scented bouquet that opens with a sense of confidence in the glass with fine delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a little meaty in style with a savory, truffle-tinged finish that just needs more depth. But this has flair and should offer another decade of drinking pleasure. Tasted at the vertical tasting at Malartic-Lagravière.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2030