PRE DEPARTURE OFFER Maison Blanche Grand Vin Montagne Saint Emilion 2000
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PRE-DEPARTURE OFFER AND THIS WINE WILL ARRIVE IN AUSTRALIA IN JANUARY 2020
Maison Blanche "Grand Vin" 2000. And what vertical tasting of the 21st century's greatest Bordeaux vintages would be complete without the one that kicked it all off and whose best wines rose to match the numerical perfection of the year? 2000 was burdened with a great responsibility to perform and the vignerons of Bordeaux could have wept with relief when the weather gods rolled out some very lucky dice indeed. Maybe not as macho as 2010 but Maison Blanche 2000 is also of course ten years ahead of it and pretty much a flawless wine at peak maturity. The aromatics have mellowed without fading, the earthy, forest-floor mature notes are completely integrated with the meaty fruit of a decadent summer, while the palate is a flower that has opened to its greatest extent, all harshness French polished to a smooth lustre, softness spread throughout the palate. It should hold for another 5 years but cannot really improve on what is now a perfect condition for this wine to be in. Drink now to 2024. Post-arrival price will be $96. Today's pre-departure price is $80*. 24 bottles available.