A decade in Champagne



Despite fears that this vintage would falter under the weight of its momentous title, if anything assessments have improved over time.

“People are now starting to realise that 2000 was quite a cracking year,” says Gareth Birchley of Bordeaux Index.

Describing it as “more my sort of style than some of the stuff from the late 1990s”, he suggests that in this case, demand is only loosely linked to quality. “Down the line, people are going to want the vintage with three zeros on the end,” he assures.

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