95 Points Allen Meadows
While there is a bit of lightening at the rim, this remains relatively deeply colored. This possesses a classic La Tâche nose of dried rose petals plus a fantastic array of dark fruit and spice-tinged aromas. The fine, detailed and beautifully textured, indeed velvety broad-shouldered flavors possess impressive mid-palate concentration as well as terrific length on the still markedly firm and mouth coating finish. While this is certainly a highly enjoyable wine now, it’s also one that is very clearly still positively evolving.
93 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Tasted at the La Tâche vertical at The Square. The La Tâche 2000 has never been reviewed by The Wine Advocate. Despite the challenges of this modest Burgundy season, it should not be overlooked. It clearly has a more mature appearance than the 1999 with wide bricking on the rim. The aromatics are also more advanced with bacon fat and baking powder infusing the red and black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, tart red cherries on the entry and then moving confidently toward secondary notes on the finish–cola, brown spices and sage. There is a lovely purity to this La Tâche that is probably reaching its peak now, but should plateau for 10-15 years.