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Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend
2000 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend
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Reviews for 2000 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
The 2000 La Mission Haut-Brion is certainly one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage. Its performance was off-the-charts in two separate tastings for this report. Deep blue/purple with a nose of creme de cassis...
The 2000 La Mission Haut-Brion is certainly one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage. Its performance was off-the-charts in two separate tastings for this report. Deep blue/purple with a nose of creme de cassis floral scents graphite and subtle smoke the wine is pure deep sumptuously textured full-bodied powerful (although certainly not at the power level of the amazing 2009). This wine certainly transcends its 13% natural alcohol and has the same level of concentration found in such great vintages of La Mission Haut-Brion as 1989 1982 1975 and of course more recent efforts such as 2005 2008 and 2009. Still young but beginning to display some secondary nuances the wine has enormous layers of depth as well as an unctuous texture. Even though it is still quite youthful I believe it will hit its prime in another 3-4 years and last 50 or more. It is certainly a wine that will likely jump dramatically in price once the price of the 2009 is released.
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2003
...At the moment it is closed solid and chunky but all the right hints are there and it will develop slowly and in a sustained way over many years...
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2003
Lovely aromas of dried lavender crushed berries and minerals. Full-bodied with firm yet polished tannins and a medium finish of tobacco berry and dark chocolate. A balanced and very pretty young red. Not quite as exciting...
Lovely aromas of dried lavender crushed berries and minerals. Full-bodied with firm yet polished tannins and a medium finish of tobacco berry and dark chocolate. A balanced and very pretty young red. Not quite as exciting as in barrel but clearly outstanding. Best after 2010. (JS)
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