Château Haut-Brion 2000

Bordeaux, AOC, Premier Grand Cru Classé, Appellation Pessac-Léognan

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Tasting notes for the Château Haut-Brion 2000

  • EYE: This 2000 vintage displays a deep, garnet-red color with hints of ruby. It is rich and intense, showcasing its maturity and concentration. The wine has a beautiful viscosity, leaving long and slow tears on the glass.
  • NOSE: The bouquet is complex and truly captivating. It offers a symphony of aromas, including ripe dark fruits such as blackcurrant, blackberry, and plum. There are also notes of tobacco, cedar, leather, and hints of truffle. As the wine starts to open up, additional nuances of spices, licorice, and earthy undertones emerge, adding further depth and complexity.
  • MOUTH: On the palate, Château Haut-Brion 2000 reveals its true excellence. It is full-bodied and velvety, with a remarkable balance of power and finesse. The ripe fruit flavors harmonize with the refined tannins, creating a silky and smooth texture. The wine showcases layers of flavors, including black fruits, tobacco leaf, dark chocolate, and a touch of smokiness. It has a long and persistent finish, leaving a lasting impression.


In short: This Château Haut-Brion 2000 is a wine of exceptional quality and class. It exemplifies the characteristics of a mature Bordeaux with its complexity, depth, and elegance. The wine can be enjoyed now, as it has reached a stage of optimal maturity, but it also still has significant aging potential. With proper cellaring, it can continue to evolve and develop for several more decades. When it comes to food pairings, Château Haut-Brion 2000 complements rich and flavorful dishes. It pairs wonderfully with classic Bordeaux cuisine, such as roasted lamb, beef tenderloin, or duck confit. It also harmonizes well with aged cheeses like Gruyère or Comté. Additionally, the wine can be experienced on its own, allowing its intricate layers of flavors to be fully appreciated.

Other appellations from this estate: Château Haut-Brion Rouge, Château Haut-Brion Blanc, Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, Château La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge, Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc, La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion, La Clarté de Haut-Brion...

Product Details

Data sheet

US label
Parker Rating
75 cl
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet franc
Bordeaux, Graves
Château Haut-Brion
Best vintages
2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1983, 1982, 1979, 1978, 1976, 1975, 1971, 1966, 1964, 1962, 1961, 1959, 1957, 1955, 1949, 1945, 1943
50+ years
Serving T°
OWC of 12 bottles
Producer: Château Haut-Brion
Château Haut-Brion

Iconic wine estate in Bordeaux


Château Haut-Brion, located in the Graves region, is the ancestor of all the grands crus. The story begins in 1525, when Jean de Pontac, officer of the Bordeaux Parliament, acquired Haut-Brion. Jean de Pontac and his descendants succeeded in producing a new type of wine, well known in England under the name of "New French Claret".

This wine was met with great success, although it was Count Joseph de Fumel, a De Pontac descendant, who brought fame and glory to the estate in the 18th century. After the revolution the estate passed from hand to hand, to arrive in 1935 in the hands of Clarence Dillon, an American financier, wine lover. The castle is still in the family, it is now run by his grandson, the Prince Robert of Luxembourg.

The vineyard covers an area of 48 ha, is located on the outskirts of the city of Bordeaux. The vineyard is planted on gravelly soils with clay subsoil. The vineyard is composed of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. A small area of less than 3 ha is planted to 52% in Semillon, 47% in Sauvignon and in 1% Petit Verdot.

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