2000 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 99
  • IWC 96
  • WE 96
  • WS 94

$745.00

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WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2016
99+ Tasted from an ex-château bottle in Bordeaux, I was not surprised to find the 2000 Château Haut-Brion flirting with perfection. The nose is simply breathtaking - quintessential Haut-Brion with ebullient red berry... 99+ Tasted from an ex-château bottle in Bordeaux, I was not surprised to find the 2000 Château Haut-Brion flirting with perfection. The nose is simply breathtaking - quintessential Haut-Brion with ebullient red berry fruit, roasted herbs, gravel, terracotta tiles on a warm summer's day...it is simply wave after wave of intoxicating scents that could bring even the most stoic person to tears of joy. The palate displays heavenly balance, pitch-perfect acidity, perhaps spicier than previous bottles that I have tasted, and what depth and dimension in this outstanding wine. That hint of graphite on the finish is a cheeky nod to Pauillac, as if to thumb its nose at the First Growths, because alongside Château Latour, almost by stealth, the Haut-Brion is one of the greatest Bordeaux in this millennial year. Tasted November 2014. - Neal Martin
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2003
Full red-ruby. Roasted plum currant tobacco and minerals on the nose. Compellingly dense and thick but almost miraculously lively and light on its feet. Has a texture like liquid velvet coating the entire palate... Full red-ruby. Roasted plum currant tobacco and minerals on the nose. Compellingly dense and thick but almost miraculously lively and light on its feet. Has a texture like liquid velvet coating the entire palate. Wonderfully unmanipulated wine with perfectly integrated acids giving it superb subtle vinosity and thrust. Finishes with outstanding building persistence with the substantial tannins perfectly supported by the wine's fat middle.
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2003
For an Haut-Brion this is huge. Every characteristic suggests power from the dark color through the knock-out perfumes full of dark brooding fruits. The flavors are black intense and ripe. It is a delicious wine... For an Haut-Brion this is huge. Every characteristic suggests power from the dark color through the knock-out perfumes full of dark brooding fruits. The flavors are black intense and ripe. It is a delicious wine surprisingly ready to drink. And yes just at the end there is a small hint of the delicacy and elegance that is true Haut-Brion. R.V.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2003
Beautiful tobacco berry cedar and plum aromas in this one. Full-bodied yet very fine and reserved with silky tannins and a medium finish. I still prefer the 1998 but this is very very fine indeed. An Haut-Brion with lots... Beautiful tobacco berry cedar and plum aromas in this one. Full-bodied yet very fine and reserved with silky tannins and a medium finish. I still prefer the 1998 but this is very very fine indeed. An Haut-Brion with lots of finesse. Best after 2010. -JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2000

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Haut-Brion’s grand vin is the embodiment of five centuries of tradition and plays a pivotal role in the worldwide history of wine. It is the oldest of the Bordeaux classed growths, the inventor of a new style of wine fashioned in the seventeenth century, and considered the world’s first luxury brand.

Typically more Merlot dominant than other Left Bank wines, the terroir of Haut-Brion is expressed through its empyreumatic bouquet (Havana cigars, chocolate, roasting, cedar wood, and so on). The attack is restrained, with precise yet exceedingly soft tannins. But the power of this wine is revealed in the surprising long mid-palate and even longer finish.

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Haut Brion

The oldest of Bordeaux’s five first growths and the only property outside the Medoc to be included in the 1855 Classification, Chateau Haut-Brion was founded by Jean de Pontac in 1533. The name derives from the Celtic word briga, meaning “hill” or “high place”, and refers to the gravelly elevated terrain situated between the Le Peuge and Le Serpent streams.

History shows that as early as 1660, Haut-Brion wines were already appreciated at royal tables as evidenced by the purchase of 169 bottles by King Charles II of England, noted in the royal cellar book. Among the wine’s admirers are the famous London diarist Samuel Pepys, and Thomas Jefferson, who had distinguished the wine’s quality long before the 1855 Classification.

Arnaud III de Pontac was responsible for building the estate’s international reputation and for creating a new style of wine that is the basis for all currently classified growths - an era which historians have described as a revolution in winemaking.

Chateau Haut-Brion was acquired by the American financier Clarence Dillon on May 13, 1935 and has been managed by the same family since. Much of the estate’s success is also credited to the Delmas family, who have worked the estate for three generations. Nearly five centuries after the creation of its vineyard and 350 years after the first published mention under its current name, Chateau Haut-Brion remains one of the finest wines in the world today.