2000 Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan Bordeaux - 99 pts - 750ml

2000 Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan Bordeaux - 99 pts - 750ml

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2000 Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan Bordeaux - 99 pts!

Château Haut-Brion is the oldest of Bordeaux's five first growths, and one of the most famous wines in the world. Located in Pessac-Léognan, south of the city of Bordeaux, the château is rather far removed from its counterparts, all of which are found in the Médoc.

The vineyards were established in the 1530s by the Pontac family, changing hands several times throughout the ensuing centuries. Historical evidence shows that Haut-Brion was drunk by King Charles II and Thomas Jefferson, and the famous London diarist Samuel Pepys was also a fan of the wine. The estate was acquired by American Francophile Clarence Dillon in 1935 and has been managed by the family since.

Haut-Brion is notable as being the only first growth in Graves – Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild and Latour are all in Pauillac, while Château Margaux is in Margaux. Haut-Brion's red wine is its key line, comprising most of the château's output, but it is also unusual in that it has a corresponding white wine that shares the simple "Haut-Brion" name. 


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2000
Rating 99 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pessac Leognan
Producer Haut Brion
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Robert Parker 99 RP - 2000 Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan Bordeaux - 99 pts! Its bigger sister, the 2000 Haut-Brion (a blend of 51% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc) showed incredibly at the tasting, and for me is one of the three or four most prodigious wines of the vintage. A compelling nose of roasted herbs, scorched earth, sweet blueberries, plums, black currants, and a hint of graphite is followed by a deep, layered, sumptuously textured, full-bodied Haut-Brion, but one with extraordinary complexity. This wine seems more evolved and approachable than I had expected it to be at age 10. My window of maturity seven years ago was 2012-2040, but I would change that to 2010-2050. Haut-Brion can be among the trickiest Bordeaux to taste young, often needing a full decade before the extraordinary complexity that marks this terroir begins to emerge. I was thrilled to see how well both the second wine, Bahans Haut-Brion, and Haut-Brion performed in this tasting, and both scores are slight upgrades. 

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2000
Rating 99 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pessac Leognan
Producer Haut Brion
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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