2000 Churchill's Vintage Port
This young Port shows intense aromas of black licorice and berries. It's full-bodied, with superfine tannins and a long, long finish. Seductive. Fantastic young Port from Churchill. Best ever.
*Cellar Selection* Perhaps the best young Churchill’s I’ve tasted, the 2000 blends complexity with structure to create an eminently ageable Port. For fruit lovers, there’s crushed berries and plums, but notes of dried spices and earth add depth. Estimated maturity: 2020-2050.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Complex aromas of lead pencil shavings, blueberries, creme de cassis, and licorice emerge from this dense ruby/purple-colored 2000. Full body, sweet tannin (which provides definition), and outstanding concentration result in a seriously-endowed, finely-crafted vintage port with well-integrated tannin, acidity, and alcohol. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good saturated ruby. Perfumed aromas of blackberry, minerals and violet. Juicy and intense, with primary black fruit and floral flavors. A firm, classically styled, tannic port that's dominated by its spine today and needs patience. Tannins really spread out on the back end. (ST)