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185 Ratings
Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan 1er Grand Cru Classé
$524.00 USD
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Wine Details

Region

France

Wine Description

(2000 Vintage) Beautiful color, very deep with a mixing of the Haut-Brion ruby and its purple-violet shade of youth. Swishing the wine around in the glass gives a notion of its density. This complexity is followed up in the aromas that suddenly burst forth all at once: a woody hint of fine polished oak, mulberry jam, cherry pits, a touch of blackcurrant, and the bittersweet of mango. One discovers this complexness again with even more intensity in the mouth. The specific notes oft his vintage: the finesse of mocha, the toasted trace of praline all join with the above, melding together with tannins of great complexity and softness. The finish is never ending... exceptional bottle. To be drunk today, tomorrow and surely even 100 years from now.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: (87-89) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 149 on Oct-03
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2014
  • Wine Advocate
    (1987 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 88 on Aug-93
  • Robert Parker
    (1999 Vintage) "Deep plum, currant, and mineral notes emerge from the concentrated, beautifully balanced, pure 1999 Haut Brion. It seems to be cut from the same mold as years such as 1979 and 1985. There is a hint of graphite in the abundant fruit. The wine is medium to full-bodied, nuanced, subtle, deep, and provocatively elegant. It is made in a style that only Haut Brion appears capable of achieving. The finish is extremely long, the tannins sweet, and the overall impression one of delicacy interwoven with p...
  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 134 on Apr-01