2000 Ch La Tour Haut Brion Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan - 6x75cl
06A0THBR6PK _ 2000 - Ch La Tour Haut Brion Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château La Tour Haut-Brion
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Drinking 2012 - 2023
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now

2000 - Ch La Tour Haut Brion Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château La Tour Haut-Brion
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Drinking 2012 - 2023
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £679.24 Duty Paid inc VAT
Equivalent Bottle Price: £113.20 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £550.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis

    This small ( 4 ha ) vineyard is owned and managed by the Haut Brion team. Moregenerous, sweeter and plump fruited than its neighbours it will mature earlier than itsgrander relations. April 2001

  • Robert Parker, April 2003, Score: 92

    A blend of 52% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc, the sexy, complex, fragrant 2000 La Tour Haut-Brion is the finest wine made under the ownership of the Dillon family and their brilliant administrator, Jean-Bernard Delmas. The vintage yielded fabulous raw materials, the vineyard is older, and more young vine Merlot is making it into the blend, thus fattening up what was once a herbaceous, more Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine. The dense purple-colored 2000 boasts a gorgeously sweet perfume of plums, black currants, tobacco, and a hint of olives. Sweet, ripe, and medium to full-bodied, with terrific richness, purity, and copious tannin, this is the finest La Tour Haut-Brion since the 1982. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2001, Score: 17

    Real cassis spine to this wine made from a 4ha enclave within La Mission, despite its relatively high proportion (53%) of Merlot. There's an edge of overripe pruniness and some brulé character but on the palate there is good liveliness. Much more tannin than Bahans, for example. Well structured.

  • Clive Coates, June 2001

    53% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. Very good colour. Full, very lovely tannins on the nose. Rich. Plenty of backbone. Very fine fruit. Fullish body. The tannins are very well covered. This is one of the best ever La Tour Haut-Brions. Very, very long. Very ripe and round andpersistent. Classy and complex. Not a bit dense. Very good indeed. From 2009.

Producer

Château La Tour Haut-Brion

Planted with 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc and 23% Merlot and with vines averaging 21 years old, this chateau is part of Domaine Clarence Dillon. It has now been discontinued and the grapes now play a part in the second wine of La Mission Haut Brion - La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion. As the vines age further, the grapes will probably end up in the first wine. This is due to a consolidation of brands under-...Read more

Planted with 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc and 23% Merlot and with vines averaging 21 years old, this chateau is part of Domaine Clarence Dillon. It has now been discontinued and the grapes now play a part in the second wine of La Mission Haut Brion - La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion. As the vines age further, the grapes will probably end up in the first wine. This is due to a consolidation of brands under-one-roof. Previously the wine was fermented in stainless steel vats, and ageing was in 30% new oak.Read less

Region

Pessac-Léognan

Stretching from the rather unglamorous southern suburbs of Bordeaux, for 50 km along the left bank of the river Garonne, lies Graves. Named for its gravelly soil, a relic of Ice Age glaciers, this is the birthplace of claret, despatched from the Middle Ages onwards from the nearby quayside to England in vast quantities. It can feel as though Bordeaux is just about red wines, but some sensational white wines are produced in this area from a blend of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and, occasionally, muscadelle grapes, often fermented and aged in barrel. In particular, Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its superbly complex whites, which continue to develop in bottle over decades. A premium appellation, Pessac-Leognan, was created in 1987 for the most prestigious terroirs within Graves. These are soils with exceptional drainage, made up of gravel terraces built up in layers over many millennia, and consequently thrive in mediocre vintages but are less likely to perform well in hotter years. These wines were appraised and graded in their own classification system in 1953 and updated in 1959, but, like the 1855 classification system, this should be regarded with caution and the wines must absolutely be assessed on their own current merits.