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2000 Mission Haut-Brion Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pessac Leognan - Red - Cru Classe

France - Bordeaux - Pessac Leognan

Red Bordeaux Blend - Cru Classe
Producer Notes

"What is still evident is that La Mission Haut-Brion is a wine of first-growth quality...It is unquestionably one of the world's most singular and distinctive wines." -Robert Parker, Bordeaux

Founded in the 17th century, this property has long enjoyed renown and respect. In 1919, the Woltner family acquired the estate and set it on the road to stardom. Frederic Woltner,... More »

Score
99
WA 100
JR 18.5+
IWC 95
WS 93
Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2045 WA: 2020-2050 WS: 2010+
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IWC 95
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 108

($319-$350) Saturated ruby-red. Full-blown aromas of dark berries, smoked meat, tobacco and iron. Lush, thick and ripe; really builds steadily in the mouth and explodes on the back end. Quintessential La Mission notes of tobacco, minerals, tar and hot stones. Today the 2001 seems even more sharply etched but this is denser, riper and deeper, with perfectly integrated acidity. Finishes very long, with huge, palate-coating tannins.

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JR 18.5+
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2015-2035

Rather bluer than the Haut-Brion. Minerals and dryness and focus on the nose. Sleek and polished and almost rudely concentrated. Very dry finish. Sinewy. Long. Very serious wine.

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WA 100
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 202
Drink Dates 2020-2050

One of the wines of the vintage, the 2000 has barely budged in its evolution since it was bottled and released in 2002. After ten years in bottle, it still reveals a dense opaque purple color along with a potentially sensational bouquet of blueberries, black currants, graphite, asphalt and background oak. Extremely powerful, full-bodied and superbly concentrated with good acidity and high but round tannins, this massive La Mission-Haut-Brion should take its place among this estate's most hallowed vintages when it hits full maturity in another one to two decades. I was surprised by just how youthful this wine tasted at age 12. If tasted blind, I would have guessed it to be around 4 to 5 years old. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050.

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WS 93
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010+

Lovely aromas of dried lavender, crushed berries and minerals. Full-bodied, with firm, yet polished tannins and a medium finish of tobacco, berry and dark chocolate. A balanced and very pretty young red. Not quite as exciting as in barrel, but clearly outstanding.

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Author WinePimpstress
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 05/01/2010
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Tasted On 09/30/2009
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 44.545%
Tasted On 06/13/2009
Drink Dates 2011-2045
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Tasted On 12/24/2008
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