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Chateau Haut Brion 2000

Auction:
2503
Lot:
1
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$3,159$2,600

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2503
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 13, 2010 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Haut Brion 2000
Pessac-Leognan, 1er Cru Classe
u: all into neck, some with light bin abrasions to labels

"It will always be tempting to compare the 2000 Haut-Brion with the perfect 2000 La Mission Haut-Brion. However, it is not as fat, unctuous, flamboyant, or voluminous as La Mission. Yet, like a great diplomat, it is a wine of intensity, authority, and measured restraint. A supremely elegant offering, its dense ruby/purple color, and burgeoning perfume of scorched earth, liquid minerals, plums, black currants, cherries, lead pencil, and subtle spicy oak are followed by a delicate yet powerfully flavorful, multi-layered, highly nuanced, and extraordinarily pure and seamless wine. There have been so many recent classics from Haut-Brion, it is premature to suggest the 2000 is better than the 1998, 1995, 1990, or 1989, but it is certainly a prodigious wine of dazzling persistence, length, and complexity. A blend of 51% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Cabernet Franc, it should prove to be uncommonly long-lived, even by the standards of Haut-Brion. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2040. " R. Parker, 98 pts. 04/03
6 bottles
Estimate $3,000-4,500

Keywords

La Mission, Chateau Haut Brion, great diplomat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Classification of Graves wine, French wines, Pessac, Wine

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