Fine Wine Online Auction

May 16, 2017

LOT 287
CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2000 (2) 99+ WA
  • CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2000 (2) 99+ WA

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2000
Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

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 99+ WA


2 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

Realised: $3,900
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?