Château Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

2000 / 750 ml. | Item #: 17444

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Primary Grape: Merlot | All Grapes: 51% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc

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Critical Acclaim

RP96+ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 28th Feb 2002

"The 2000 Haut-Brion possesses a saturated ruby/purple color as well as a striking perfume of wet steel, hot rocks, minerals, plums, black currants, and cherries. Elegant yet deep, delicate yet authoritatively flavorful, this subtle, highly nuanced yet stunningly rich offering is a great Haut-Brion. The wine (a blend of 51% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Cabernet Franc) is a sensational Haut-Brion that should be uncommonly long-lived, even by the standards of this noble chateau. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2040." (96–98 pts.)

WE96 Wine Enthusiast 6/1/2003

"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, 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." (96 pts.)

SP94 Wine Spectator Jan 16, 2003

"An Haut-Brion with lots of finesse. 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 HB, but this is very, very fine indeed. Best after 2010." (94 pts.)

WS94 Wine & Spirits December 1, 2003

"Old, aristocratic Bordeaux. This is difficult to consider as a young wine, entangled as it is in oak, the flavors buxom yet guarded. Compressed underneath the substantial weight there’s a sophisticated, expressive Graves, a view into the stones of the soil as polished as the red fruits that form the core of flavor. Within that core, the wine holds all its freshness and power as if in reserve for the decades to come. On the outside, there’s the oak, which only seems to grow more dominant with air, the fruit persisting as an undercurrant. This will need a decade of age to show itself more fully, and will likely continue to evolve for several decades more." (94 pts.)


Bordeaux is known the world over for its exceptional wines, particularly red blends made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, among others. These Cabernets aren't typically the full-bodied Cabs you get from California, but rather medium-bodied wines that emanate elegance and sophistication.

You'll also find some refreshing Bordeaux whites and, of course, Bordeaux's famous dessert wine, Sauternes.

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The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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SKU 17444
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Château Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan
Country France
Region Bordeaux
District Southern Bordeaux
Product Location - Location-Appellation Pessac-Leognan
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume N/A
Brand Château Haut-Brion
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2000
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Free Shipping N/A
Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
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Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 51% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc
Primary Grape Merlot
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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