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Chateau Haut Brion Blanc 2000
94 Points Wine Spectator

Chateau Haut Brion Blanc 2000
Wine Specs
Vintage
2000
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Bordeaux
Vineyard Designation
Pessac Leognan, 1st Growth
Alcohol %
13
Wine Spectator
94
Robert Parker
90
94 Points Wine Spectator
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Fruit aromas gain the upper hand over floral notes. At first, ripe Sauvignon dominates, through fresh mint with a touch of anise, telltale musk emboldened with suggestions of almonds and hazelnuts ever so slightly caressed with praline. But floral cadences are still present: those of the vine itself, all in delicacy and finesse, but mint, elder flower and linden are also easily distinguished. The wine offers a plump yet elegant structure, mellow and very complex. Aromas typical of the best dessert wines are also revealed: toasted almonds, with a hint of incense and beeswax. Exceptionally long finish

Wine Specs
Vintage
2000
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Bordeaux
Vineyard Designation
Pessac Leognan, 1st Growth
Alcohol %
13
Wine Spectator
94
Robert Parker
90
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Fruit aromas gain the upper hand over floral notes. At first, ripe Sauvignon dominates, through fresh mint with a touch of anise, telltale musk emboldened with suggestions of almonds and hazelnuts ever so slightly caressed with praline. But floral cadences are still present: those of the vine itself, all in delicacy and finesse, but mint, elder flower and linden are also easily distinguished. The wine offers a plump yet elegant structure, mellow and very complex. Aromas typical of the best dessert wines are also revealed: toasted almonds, with a hint of incense and beeswax. Exceptionally long finish
Ratings
An outstanding effort for the vintage...the 2000 reveals a rich lanolin and honeyed melon bouquet with a hint of fig in the background. Made in a medium-bodied, straightforward style with loads of fruit, glycerin, and smoky wood...can be drunk now and over the next 12 years. 90 Points Robert Parker
Production Notes
A mild start to the year, a very wet, hot spring, followed by a dry, scorching summer: such were the weather features of this year, which has become legendary both through its date and the quality of wine produced. Temperature records were broken: 1.5°C above average over the twelve months – a massive difference. September, hot and dry, followed suit, allowing harvesting to take place in the best possible conditions
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