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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion  2000
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 2000
(search item no. 42781)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $499.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 97 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1988 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1988 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1986 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1983 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1983 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1982 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1982 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1966 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1964 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"A superstar of this great vintage, the 2000 La Mission Haut-Brion is as profound as the 1989, 1982, and 1975. It is more structured and tannic than the 1989, more civilized and refined, but not as thick as the 1982, and sweeter as well as purer than the 1975. The 2000 is neither flamboyant nor accessible, but what upside potential it possesses! In time, one might have to return to the prodigious duo of 1959 and 1961 to find a La Mission with this much potential. While still tight from bottling, its inky purple color is accompanied by extravagantly sweet aromas of blackberries, blueberries, toast, scorched earth, coffee, asphalt, graphite, and smoke. Super-intense and unctuously-textured, with a sumptuous mid-palate and finish, this is an explosively rich, layered effort that possesses everything I could ever want from a terroir that has given me as much hedonistic and intellectual pleasure as any other wine in the world. It is an amazing achievement for administrator Jean-Bernard Delmas, his son, Jean-Phillipe, and the entire winemaking team. The phenomenal aftertaste goes on for over a minute. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2045." - Wine Advocate
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Additional wines from Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion:

  • 2011 (search item no. 129141)

About Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion:

In 1664, Madame de Lestonnac bequeathed the domaine of La Mission Haut-Brion to the Peres Lazaristes, a congregation founded by Saint Vincent de Paul. The "good fathers" worked to restore their property to its rightful worth. After them, the Chiapella family (owners in the 19th century) and Woltner family (owners between 1919 and 1983) never stopped improving the vineyard and modernizing the cellars. Since 1983, the Dillon family, already owner of Chateau Haut-Brion, continues the same policy under the presidency of H.R.H. Prince Robert of Luxembourg.