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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    2000 Bordeaux, 12/1/2007 96 points

    (Haut Brion) The third flight was all First Growths: the few, the proud, and the increasingly wealthier. The 2000 Haut Brion was sweet, smoky and spicy. Aromas of cinnamon, sweet perfume and cassis were present in its bready and nutty nose. The palate was long, balanced and elegant, quite regal and fine. Wendy was all over its ‘walnuts,’ while Mike keenly observed its ‘smoked wood and hickory.’ There was great gravel to this outstanding wine, and tremendous definition and pop to its finish

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    3/20/2007, (See more on Rockss and Fruit...)

    (Chateau Haut Brion) Easily my second favorite wine of the vertical. This wine had it all. The nose was deep, brooding and ominous. I loved it. Certain nose of certain wines have this all encompassing aspect that also includes a shade of evil. This definetly had that. Lots of minerality with a wisp of deep cassis fruit and currants. That gravelly quality really starts to show itself. Long, firm and structured palate with great finesse. Enormously concentrated but never heavy with just perfect balance. Acid gives this great freshness. A stunner that easily has 40-50 years ahead of it. True first growth vin de garde. I love the 2000 vintage.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    The New York Tasting of 2005, 10/2/2005 90+ points

    (Haut Brion) The eighth wine of the second session had a mild nose by comparison, seemingly shy, smooth and easy in the nose, although I felt that there was something lurking in the shadows. The palate was all about the finish for me, sandy, dusty, earthy and with lots of potential, but its front and mid-palate did little for me at this stage. This wine was hibernating, dormant, whatever you want to call it, but perhaps it was me as this was the most popular wine of the night

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    12/2/2003, (See more on Rockss and Fruit...)

    (Haut-Brion) Shitake mushrooms. gravel, raspberry sauce, earth, chocolate, nose is unreal!! Tobacco, tar, just singing in the glass. Every great scent that makes Haut Brion what it is is just screaming out of this glass as I type. This has to be the most unique of the first growths. Silky, seamless yet so elegant on the palate with unreal fruit. Concentrated with grainy tannins. Eternal on the finish. Little closed but man what a nose on this wine!

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/15/2003, (See more on 96 points

    (Château Haut-Brion) Rich berry, perfumey, cassis nose; tight, seamless, berry, boysenberry nose with good structure; long finish 96+ pts.

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