This, almost extremely ostentatious wine will have its detractors, but as far as pleasure is concerned, there is no criticism to be made.
Strong ruby-purple color, it is clearly well endowed, sugary and generously woody, literally oozing with extracted richness.
Averagely robust, it displays in its strong and massive finale some moderately aggressive tannins.
Rich and concentrated overall, it will be at its best after laying down for 3 to 5 years. Drink between 2003 and 2017.
"Is this the greatest Beau-Sejour-Becot ever produced? The 2000 has put on weight over the last year, and appears to be a spectacular effort in this vintage. The wood is better integrated, and the fruit, glycerin, and overall dimensions are noteworthy. The color is an opaque purple. The bouquet smells of ink, jammy blackberries and currants, wet stones, and licorice. Super-pure and fabulously extracted, with high tannin, full body, and awesome richness and length, this blockbuster effort will be at its finest between 2008-2025."
-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate