2000 Haut Brion Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML

  • WA 94
  • WS 94

Reg: $650.00

$450.00

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Reg: $650.00

$450.00

This product is
out of stock

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2007
The 2006 Haut-Brion was somewhat closed when I tasted it especially when compared to its blockbuster rival/sibling La Mission Haut-Brion. The Haut-Brion (11000 cases) is a tannic backward wine at present revealing classic... The 2006 Haut-Brion was somewhat closed when I tasted it especially when compared to its blockbuster rival/sibling La Mission Haut-Brion. The Haut-Brion (11000 cases) is a tannic backward wine at present revealing classic notes of smoke scorched earth liquid minerals plums currants and cherries medium body and sensational purity as well as concentration. The high tannins will no doubt soften with aging in barrel and as Haut-Brion often does the wine should expand and put on weight. While not as superb as the 2005 or 2000 the 2006 appears to be built along the lines of the 1996. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030+.
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Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2007
Captivating aromas of coffee spice violets and cedar follow through to a full-bodied palate with refined tannins and a long finish. Lovely refinement for the vintage. Score range: 92-94 -JSWeb Only (2007)
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2000

Winery

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.