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2000 Bahans Haut Brion

By Chateau Haut Brion

2000 Bahans Haut Brion from Chateau Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

Embarking on a temporal sojourn through Bordeaux's resonance with vintage distinction, the 2000 Bahans Haut Brion from Chateau Haut Brion harbours the intricacies of a memorable millennial transformation. Herein lies a wine that captures the essence of its birthyear—a turning of the century encapsulated within an illustrious bottle.


The Fabric of The Vintage

The millennium vintage for Bordeaux wines undeniably stands as one of the most lauded epochs in recent memory; it is a year where nature graced the vineyards with near-perfect conditions. The result within the walls of Chateau Haut Brion was profound: a second wine that approached, and some dare say, echoed the poise and stature of its premier kin.


Cultivating Excellence

The gravels and clay of Pessac-Léognan terroir speak eloquently through the 2000 Bahans Haut Brion, articulating a narrative of concentration and balance. It is a wine adorned with layers—they unfurl to reveal an aromatic compendium of smoky oak intertwined with dark berries and a hint of earthy truffle. On the palate, it strides with confidence, tannins both assertive yet genteel, indicative of impeccable ageing potential—making it a stellar candidate for fine wine investment.

The sophistication carried by this wine’s structure and form renders it not merely accessible but ardently sought-after by connoisseurs and investors alike. Its complexity signals more than maturity; it heralds an epoch where wine transcends mere craftsmanship into influential artistry.

In closing, the 2000 Bahans Haut Brion speaks as a testament to the prowess and climatic harmony expounded by its vintage year; this offering from Chateau Haut Brion demands attention both for its heritage and its formidable cellaring promise. A distinguished investment for the discerning collector, echoing the triumphant millennium chapter in Bordeaux winemaking.

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The 2000 Bahans Haut-Brion is fully mature, but I had indicated that back in 2003, giving it an anticipated maturity date of 2005-2016. Its smoky, soft berry fruit and notes of fresh porcini mushrooms intermixed with cigar tobacco and black currants are complex. This complexity is followed by a fleshy, elegant, silky wine to drink over the next 5-6 years. Haut-Brion can be among the trickiest Bordeaux to taste young, often needing a full decade before the extraordinary complexity that marks this terroir begins to emerge. I was thrilled to see how well both the second wine, Bahans Haut-Brion, and Haut-Brion performed in this tasting, and both scores are slight upgrades.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2010

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