Exploring the finest vintages that defined an era


The first decade of the 21st century, the 2000s, was a remarkable time for winemaking. This decade saw the production of some of the most iconic wines that have left their indelible mark in the world of viticulture. From the sun-kissed vineyards of California to the austere chateaus of Bordeaux, let's take a trip down memory lane and revisit the three most iconic wines of the 2000s.

The 2000s were a decade when technology came to the forefront on the street and in the cellar. (Photo by Alexander Andrews on Unsplash)

2000 Château Latour, Bordeaux

Starting off with a bang, the 2000 Château Latour is a wine that continues to be spoken about with reverence. This Bordeaux blend is a perfect illustration of the power and elegance that a truly great wine can embody. Its deep ruby color, rich bouquet of blackcurrants, and robust, yet silky tannins are a treat to the senses. It's no wonder that this wine is often referred to as the 'wine of the millennium'.

2002 Romanée-Conti Grand Cru, Burgundy

The Romanée-Conti Grand Cru is often considered the pinnacle of Burgundy wines and the 2002 vintage is no exception. Despite being made in tiny quantities, this Pinot Noir has a cult-like following among wine connoisseurs. Its ethereal bouquet of red fruits, exotic spices, and earthy undertones is nothing short of magical. This wine's perfect balance between complexity and elegance is a testament to the exceptional winemaking skills of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

Even for those with large cellars, the 2002 DRC Romanee-Conti stands out, even today. (Photo from VinoVoss)

2007 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Rounding out our list is the 2007 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. This wine is a true American classic, known for its intensity and longevity. With a captivating nose of black cherries, cassis, and cedar, followed by a powerful palate of ripe fruits and supple tannins, this wine is a symphony of flavors. The 2007 vintage, in particular, stands out for its depth, concentration, and flawless structure, making it one of the most sought-after wines of the decade.

The 2000s: When Technical Winemaking Shone

These three iconic wines of the 2000s not only represent the best of their respective regions but also stand as a testament to the extraordinary quality that the world of wine achieved in the first decade of the new millennium. Whether you're a seasoned wine enthusiast or a budding oenophile, these wines offer a tantalizing glimpse of viticulture at its finest.

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