• Home
  • 2000 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

2000 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PESSAC-LÉOGNAN
  • 100 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 95 JR
  • 95 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
See all wines from Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Out of stock

learn more about producers & collectors

$295.00
SKU: 52602-2000

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$295.00

This is a final sale item

Not eligible for cancellations or refunds

  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($319-$350) Saturated ruby-red. Full-blown aromas of dark berries, smoked meat, tobacco and iron. Lush, thick and ripe; really builds steadily in the mouth and explodes on the back end. Quintessential La Mission notes of tobacco, minerals, tar and hot stones. Today the 2001 seems even more sharply etched but this is denser, riper and deeper, with perfectly integrated acidity. Finishes very long, with huge, palate-coating tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    More range here, with fresh bay and warm tapenade notes leading the way for a well-packed core of macerated fig, black currant and blackberry fruit flavors. Plenty tarry on the back end, but with a velvety edge that hangs on nicely -- 2000 Bordeaux blind retrospective (December 2015). Drink now through 2023. 7,205 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2023
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Web Only - 2016
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    One of the wines of the vintage, the 2000 has barely budged in its evolution since it was bottled and released in 2002. After ten years in bottle, it still reveals a dense opaque purple color along with a potentially sensational bouquet of blueberries, black currants, graphite, asphalt and background oak. Extremely powerful, full-bodied and superbly concentrated with good acidity and high but round tannins, this massive La Mission-Haut-Brion should take its place among this estate's most hallowed vintages when it hits full maturity in another one to two decades. I was surprised by just how youthful this wine tasted at age 12. If tasted blind, I would have guessed it to be around 4 to 5 years old. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2050
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 202
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Rather bluer than the Haut-Brion. Minerals and dryness and focus on the nose. Sleek and polished and almost rudely concentrated. Very dry finish. Sinewy. Long. Very serious wine.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 95

    This is tight and beautiful, with a firm tannin structure and a beautiful silky texture. Full and concentrated, with a destiny. In the glass it keeps evolving, notes of iodine, spices, cedar, and earth tempt the senses. This still needs some time to come together. Don't touch it until 2015.
    Drink Dates: 2015+
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Monday, April 9, 2012
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Author: dave1161
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Author: winefolio
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Drink Dates: 2011-2045
    Author: gm
  • Self | Rating: 99

    Author: WinePimpstress
"What is still evident is that La Mission Haut-Brion is a wine of first-growth quality...It is unquestionably one of the world's most singular and distinctive wines." -Robert Parker, Bordeaux

Founded in the 17th century, this property has long enjoyed renown and respect. In 1919, the Woltner family acquired the estate and set it on the road to stardom. Frederic Woltner, and then later his son Henri, shaped the dense, full-bodied, fruit-rich character that was to become this chateau's signature. Then, in 1983, amidst family bickering and financial woes, the chateau was purchased by Haut-Brion (Domaine de Clarence Dillon S.A.) and Jean Delmas was placed at the winemaking helm. Considered one of Bordeaux's greatest wines, Mission Haut-Brion, with patience, provides a sumptuous and lengthy tasting experience. La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion is the estate's second wine.

See other similar producers:Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte,Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste,Chateau Rauzan-Segla
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of Bordeaux.

Sauternes is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned Château d’Yquem are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.

The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as Château Haut-Brion, Château Pape Clément, and Domaine de Chevalier in Pessac-Léognan and Graves. These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.

Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 4129 bottles owned
  • 452 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 99
    (Out of 452 collectors)