2000 Château Bahans Haut-Brion

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Graves
  • > Pessac-Léognan
Drink between 2008 - 2016
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Community Tasting Notes 58

  • Diane (LI) wrote:

    July 6, 2014 - The nose was cassis and spice. The palate was cherry, mineral and floral, with a certain thinness that was noticeable, but the acidity kept it lively. Not unpleasant in any way but surprising.

  • ccn wrote: (89 points)

    May 9, 2014 - Decanted 3 hours. On nose alone, I'd give this 92 -- great depth, black cherries / griottes -- could smell this for hours. Pretty disappointing in the mouth, though. Some unresolved tannins, fairly short, even slightly thin. Not convinced that this is going to improve from here.

  • Bellissimo wrote:

    March 30, 2014 - Dropped into a decanter and consumed over the next 4 hours. Don't drink a lot of Bordeaux but found this to be a joy. Leather, graphite, iodine, dark fruit and currants. Tannins still dominate at this point. Strong buy at the $60 I paid for it last year (abberation I know).

  • ob2 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    February 2, 2014 - At its peak now. Classic Graves claret.

  • wrote: (91 points)

    January 16, 2014 - The wine was popped and decanted for a day prior to consumption. It pours a deep purple color with a garnet rim and clingy, long legs as I would expect from the monster vintage. On the nose is the unmistakable cigar box scent of Graves wine along with prominent notes of graphite, scorched stones, burnished leather, mineral, tobacco and earthy mulch. This is a very masculine wine with just a tad of fruit on the nose. On the palate are velvety tannins which are coming of age, yielding a beautiful structure to the juice. There is some red fruits although the taste is still dominated by black truffles, earth, tobacco and remarkable smokiness in the end. There is barely any acidity as well. A considerable effort from this hallowed winery (and year) and this wine would definitely benefit from additional aging. What a wine and what an improvement from the '93.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, Issue #108 (link)

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Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    3/13/2005 (link)

    (Chateau Bahans Haut Brion) This was shockingly open with classic Graves on the nose. Weedy tobacco, tar, leather, dark berries and mineral. Sappy and full of fruit in the mouth with an excellent finish. Even more open on day 2 with more sap and density. If anybody has these crack one open as it is singing.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Bahans Haut-Brion
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 36 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1679 (76%)
  • Consumed 487 (22%)

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