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This is a preview of the Bordeaux we’ll try this weekend:
  1. Château Marjosse 2000 (Bordeaux) $15
  2. Château Beaumont Cru Bourgeois 2000 (Haut-Medoc) $19
  3. Château Tronquoy-Lalande Cru Bourgeois 2000 (Saint-Estèphe) $29
  4. Château Ferriere Grand Cru Classe 3rd Growth 2000 (Margaux) $59
Bordeaux area:

 
The Four Vinyards in the Region:

 
Château Marjosse 2000
Robert Parker Rating: 88 points, Drink 2001-2005
A great buy as well as a sleeper of the vintage, this delicious over-achiever is made by Pierre Lurton, the manager of Cheval Blanc. From his home estate, Marjosse exhibits a surprisingly saturated ruby color in addition to a knock-out nose of jammy cherries, black currants, and underbrush. A big-time effort from a humble appellation (a generic Bordeaux), it is neither complicated nor long-lived, but this is what Bordeaux so rarely does … provide delicious, hedonistic, impeccably made wines at a low price.
Wine Name: Château Marjosse 2000 (Bordeaux)
Producer: Pierre Lurton
Region/Appellation: France, Bordeaux, Entre-Deux-Mers
Grape Varieties: 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc & rest
Alcohol: 12.5%
Vintage: 2000
Price: $15
 
Château Beaumont Cru Bourgeois 2000
Robert Parker Rating: 87 points, Drink 2003-2010
Deep ruby/purple, with good sweetness, lushness, and plenty of fruit and glycerin, this medium-bodied, soft Haut-Medoc is ideal for drinking over the next 6-7 years.
Wine Name: Château Beaumont Cru Bourgeois 2000 (Haut-Médoc)
Producer: Château Beaumont
Region/Appellation: France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc (Cussac Fort Médoc)
Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 12.5%
Vintage: 2000
Price: $19
More info from Crus-bourgeios.com
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More info from Fernandes Fine Wines
 
Château Tronquoy-Lalande Cru Bourgeois 2000
Black licorice with tar and berry aromas. Full bodied yet with fine, well-knit tannins and a long berry finish. Very well done!
Wine Name: Château Tronquoy-Lalande Cru Bourgeois 2000 (Saint-Estèphe)
Producer: Château Tronquoy-Lalande
Region/Appellation: France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Saint-Estèphe
Grape Varieties: 48% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 13%
Vintage: 2000
Price: $29
More info from Crus-Bourgeois.com
 
Château Ferriere Grand Cru Classe 3rd Growth 2000
Robert Parker Rating: 88 points, Drink 2006-2015
A strong showing for this estate, which has been a perennial underachiever, the 2000 Ferriere exhibits a sweet cherry, black currant, leafy tobacco, and damp earth-scented bouquet. Medium-bodied, with ripe tannin, very good to excellent concentration, and a velvety finish, this charming, stylish effort will be at its best between 2006-2015. Bravo!
Wine Name: Château Ferrière Grand Cru Classe 3rd Growth 2000 (Margaux)
Producer: Château Ferrière
Region/Appellation: France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
Grape Varieties: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 12.5%
Vintage: 2000
Price: $59

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