|Score: 90+||Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003|
One of the finest Haut-Batailleys ever made (it certainly rivals the 1996), this deep ruby/purple-colored wine is a beauty. Notes of raspberries, liquified minerals, cassis, and tobacco jump from the glass of this attractive, velvety-textured wine. Some tannin is there, but it is abundantly fruity, low in acidity, and is a quintessentially elegant style of Bordeaux. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2015.
|Score: 90||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003|
|Score: 90/92||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (139), February 2002|
|Score: 88/89||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001|
The 2000 Haut Batailley, served by Xavier Borie at Grand-Puy-Lacoste, showed a slight herbaceous note on the nose, accompanied by cedar and graphite aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with still quite tough tannins, foursquare in style and perhaps just missing a little persistence on the finish. As a big fan of this property, perhaps I was a little underwhelmed by this example and it was shown up by the superior 1995. Tasted July 2016.
Drink Date 2016 - 2032
|Score: 88||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (231), June 2017|
|Score: 92||James Suckling, Wine Spectator (Mar 31, 03), March 2003|
|Score: 92||James Suckling, Wine Spectator Weekly (23 Jan 03), January 2003|
|Score: 89/91||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, January 2003|