Haut Bailly 2000

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPessac-Leognan
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

A classic effort, the 2000 Haut-Bailly exhibits notes of lead pencil shavings, raspberries, black currants, and loamy soil. Subtle hints of earth and smoke are also present in this medium-bodied, stylish, well-balanced, pure wine that emphasizes restraint and graciousness over power and blockbuster intensity. It has entered its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for another fifteen years.

Score: 91Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (189), June 2010

Score: 90Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Score: 90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

Score: 89/91Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (139), February 2002

Score: 89/91Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

It has been a little while since I last tasted the 2000 Haut Bailly. Now at 17 years of age it does not quite deliver the authority and the pedigree of the 2005 or 2010, moving into secondary notes with cedar wood, smoke and a touch of undergrowth, though it has lost a little cohesion. The palate is medium-bodied with a very well balanced opening. Hints of clove and black pepper infuse the black fruit, and it exerts a gentle grip in the mouth with quite a persistent finish. You can broach this now although it should continue to drink well for another 15-20 years. Tasted March 2017. Drink Date 2017-2035

Score: 91Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Interium E), July 2017

Score: 92James Suckling, Wine Spectator (Mar 31, 03), March 2003

Score: 92James Suckling, Wine Spectator Weekly (23 Jan 03), January 2003

Score: 89/91James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, January 2003

Score: 15.5Farr Vintners, April 2001

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