Chateau Fourcas-Dupre - 2000 Listrac Cru Bourgeois Superieur
Citran is one of the oldest manors in the Médoc. She was in the hands of Marquis Donissan for six centuries. In the early 21th century, after an episode of Japanese management, the Merlaut-Villars, important players in the Médoc, became the new owners and decided to give a serious boost in the search for quality. To symbolize the revival of an old bourgeois thought, the young Céline Villars is appointed head of the field. Today the vineyard covers nearly 100 hectares in two parts. One is near the Margaux appellation, near the field and the other is located in the town of Avensan in the heart of the Haut-Médoc. The grape varieties are double, with a big half Cabernet Sauvignon and a small half merlot, but a clearing and planting campaign slowly raise the proportion of the first grape. The area, in altitude and covered with acacia, will allow to eventually replace the less qualitative plots. This approach, thought the new owners before the purchase of the domain, illustrates the new quest for excellence that drives Citran castle.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Main grape||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Grapes||44% Cabernet Sauvignon,44% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot.|
|When to drink||NA|
A great vintage. The Medoc and Graves are sublime. However, fans should be more selective in Pomerol and Saint-Emilion. A vintage to forget in Sauternes. The weather conditions were perfect for wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2000 are deeply colored wines that exhibit aromas and flavors of concentrated fruit, which are equipped with ripe tannins, the acidity levels are relatively low and remarkably long finals in almost all regions and categories raw. This vintage surpasses the great vintages such as 1996 and 1998. The best wines come from Pauillac and Saint-Julien. The Margaux follow closely, easily outperforming Saint-Estephe. In the Libourne, some wines like Cheval Blanc will enter the legend, but other wines lack depth. Graves are superb. Whites have a great freshness with a perfect balance. The reds are highly aromatic, fleshy and strong, they are long guards. In Sauternes, hopes of a crop which promised wonderful were destroyed by rainstorms that hit the vineyards during the harvest. Very few wines have good concentration and an even smaller number of these wines feature the flavors of botrytis.