Fine Wine

November 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 373
CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2000 (2) WA 99+
  • CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2000 (2) WA 99+

373

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2000

Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé
2 x scraped labels

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. Drink: 2020-2060 WA 99+

2 bts.    per lot $1,800 - $2,000

Realised: $3,600
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