Bahans Haut Brion 2000

RegionBordeaux
SubregionGraves
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

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.

Score: 91Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (189), June 2010

The dark ruby/purple-colored, deep, rich, medium-bodied 2000 Bahans Haut-Brion exhibits scents of graphite, black cherry liqueur, cassis, and minerals. This second wine has a lot in common with the bigger sibling, displaying impressive volume, depth, and complexity. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2016. Last tasted, 1/03.

Score: 90Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

The dark ruby/purple-colored, deep, rich, medium-bodied 2000 Bahans Haut-Brion exhibits scents of graphite, black cherry liqueur, cassis, and minerals. This second wine has a lot in common with its bigger sibling, displaying impressive volume, depth, and complexity. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2016.

Score: 90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

The deep, rich, medium-bodied 2000 Bahans-Haut-Brion exhibits scents of graphite, black cherry liqueur, cassis, and minerals. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2016.

Score: 88/91Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (139), February 2002

Consistently one of my favorite second wines is Bahans-Haut-Brion. The 2000 offers a tangy, ripe, red and black currant-scented perfume with earth and lead pencil notes in the background. It possesses elegance, purity, a round, medium-bodied, sweet attack, fine balance, and a nicely-knit finish. This wine should drink well for 10-12 years, possibly longer.

Score: 88/90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

Score: 90James Suckling, Wine Spectator (Mar 31, 03), March 2003

Score: 89/91James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, January 2003

Score: 15.5Farr Vintners, April 2001

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