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2000 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion - Chateau Bahans Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan, France

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Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 2000 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

The second wine of Haut-Brion is a stunner and has one of the best track records of any second wine in Bordeaux, (the 1989 is widely regarded as the finest second wine ever produced).

Much of Haut-Brion's unique terroir comes across in this earlier maturing style, and with one of Bordeaux's greatest winemaking teams behind it, the wine is complex and long-lived. Originally known as Bahans Haut-Brion, this is now called Le Clarence de Haut-Brion.

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2000 Bahans Haut-Brion is fully mature, but I had indicated that back in 2003, giving it an anticipated maturity date of 2005-2016. Its smoky, soft berry fruit and notes of fresh porcini mushrooms intermixed with cigar tobacco and black currants are complex. This complexity is followed by a fleshy, elegant, silky wine to drink over the next 5-6 years. Haut-Brion can be among the trickiest Bordeaux to taste young, often needing a full decade before the extraordinary complexity that marks this terroir begins to emerge. I was thrilled to see how well both the second wine, Bahans Haut-Brion, and Haut-Brion performed in this tasting, and both scores are slight upgrades. (6/ 2010)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good ruby-red. Smoky raspberry, ripe plum, coffee and a hint of menthol on the nose. Very sweet, fruit-driven wine, with thoroughly ripe flavors of raspberry and chocolate supported by solid backbone. Finishes with big, dusty tannins and excellent length. (6/ 2003)

90 points Wine Spectator
Berry, tobacco and coffee aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, with lots of flavor and a silky and luscious finish. A tasty second wine. (3/ 2003)

Other details

The second wine of Ch. Haut Brion, these bottles have been stored in a Eurocave since purchase. The labels are a little dusty, but apart from that they are in good condition.

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Payment methods: bank transfer
Returns policy: none
Shipping Method: Courier/Royal Mail
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Cost of delivery: Courier charge normally between £15-£20 depending on number of bottles. Overseas buyers, cost will depend on country.
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