2000 Coufran, Haut-Médoc

SKU #1031734 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 One of the finest efforts from Coufran in many years, this plump, fat, dense 2000 shows excellent concentration, plenty of mocha-infused black cherry fruit flavors, medium body, good glycerin, and no hard edges. (RP)  (4/2003)

Wine Spectator

 Pretty aromas of crushed raspberries, cherries and light wet earth. Full-bodied, with firm, silky tannins and a medium finish. Nice wine for the money. Always solid in a top vintage. Best after 2005. (JS)  (7/2003)

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Staff Image By: Steve Greer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/4/2011 | Send Email
This was my favorite of the three vintages. The nose is fragrant, with bright red fruit, spice and coffee. The tannins are still evident with plenty of red fruit on the palate, finishing with mineral and spice.

Staff Image By: Leah Greenstein | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/23/2011 | Send Email
Wow! What a value. This was my favorite of the recently arrived Coufran vintages, but then I also prefer my Bordeaux with some age on it. The 2000 was very pretty, with aromas of graphite, smoke, spice, black raspberry and coffee. There was plenty of fleshy red fruit on the palate and, most importantly, good balancing acidity. It's drinkable now, but still has plenty of life to continue to cellar it.

Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/13/2011 | Send Email
One thing we hear all the time at K&L is that Bordeaux has become too expensive. While it is true that the 30 or so top names have taken their prices to the moon, it is unfair to say that the whole regions prices are too high. This 11 year old bottle from one of the great modern vintages is a fine example of extraordinary value in Bordeaux. It is polished, poised and very complete with loads of black fruit power, fine tannins and mineraly grip. It could be enjoyed tonight with a thick cut New York strip steak or laid down for another 10 years.
Top Value! Drink from 2011 to 2021

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/31/2011 | Send Email
Pretty aromas of crushed raspberries, cherries and blackberries. Quite sweet on the palate thanks to the Merlot. This wine is still big and rich and would age well a few years. Enjoy now with prime rib roast.

Staff Image By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/13/2009 | Send Email
Tasting good now at 11 years old, this still enjoys much of the youthful vigor derived from this great and powerful vintage. Stick a few away for another five to 10 years. Decant between two and four hours if you want to drink it now.

Staff Image By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/18/2008 | Send Email
A dense, brooding, broad-shouldered wine packed with blackberry and cassis and a hint of licorice on the finish. Astonishing character at this price and a joy to drink.

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