Château Haut-Brion 2000 is a stunning wine with a beautiful, deep color that combines the ruby shades of Haut-Brion with a youthful purple-violet hue. The wine's density is immediately apparent upon swirling the glass, and the complexity continues with a burst of aromas, including hints of polished oak, mulberry jam, cherry pits, blackcurrant, and bittersweet mango. In the mouth, the complexity intensifies, revealing notes of mocha finesse and toasted praline that blend harmoniously with the aforementioned aromas. The wine's tannins are both complex and soft, and the finish seems to go on endlessly. This is an exceptional vintage that can be enjoyed today, tomorrow, or even in 100 years.
Robert Parker - 99+ Points
"Tasted from an ex-château bottle in Bordeaux, I was not surprised to find the 2000 Château Haut-Brion flirting with perfection. The nose is simply breathtaking - quintessential Haut-Brion with ebullient red berry fruit, roasted herbs, gravel, terracotta tiles on a warm summer's day...it is simply wave after wave of intoxicating scents that could bring even the most stoic person to tears of joy. The palate displays heavenly balance, pitch-perfect acidity, perhaps spicier than previous bottles that I have tasted, and what depth and dimension in this outstanding wine. That hint of graphite on the finish is a cheeky nod to Pauillac, as if to thumb its nose at the First Growths, because alongside Château Latour, almost by stealth, the Haut-Brion is one of the greatest Bordeaux in this millennial year. Tasted November 2014."
Antonio Galloni - 98 Points
"The 2000 Haut-Brion has the upper hand over La Mission at the moment, and I don't see that changing. It's always been one of my favourite wines of the vintage. Blackberry and black olive, copious incense and terracotta notes almost hypnotize the senses. The palate is supremely well-balanced with finely sculpted tannins that frame the black fruit laced with white pepper and graphite. It's just entering its drinking window but has the substance to last many years. Tasted at the château."