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Château Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2000 (6000ml)

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Haut-Bailly Dinner in SF with Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly. The 2000 is delicious but, it still proves out my thoughts that 2000 is a stubborn vintage. It’s going to be 25 years plus in bottle from vintage before this and many other 2000’s show their full beauty & elegance. It’s starting to show nice integration, elegance & beauty. But, there are better days ahead. Round, ripe, slightly stewed fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, black plum, mint, loamy soil & clay, dry stone, tobacco, leather, black earth, granite and red, dark, blue flowers. Great round acidity. It’s well balanced, delicious with a finish that persists minutes. Served with Creek Stone Farm Filet of Beef, Sautéed Potatoes, Red Wine Sauce. @Mathilde French Bistro Photos of; Clyde Beffa Owner of K&L Wine Merchants & Veronique Sanders, dinner menu & pairing, Veronique talking HB terroir & vintages & dinner guests.

Haut-Bailly Dinner in SF with Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly. The 2000 is delicious but, it still proves out my thoughts that 2000 is a stubborn vintage. It’s going to be 25 years plus in bottle from vintage before this and many other 2000’s show their full beauty & elegance. It’s starting to show nice integration, elegance & beauty. But, there are better days ahead. Round, ripe, slightly stewed fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, black plum, mint, loamy soil & clay, dry stone, tobacco, leather, black earth, granite and red, dark, blue flowers. Great round acidity. It’s well balanced, delicious with a finish that persists minutes. Served with Creek Stone Farm Filet of Beef, Sautéed Potatoes, Red Wine Sauce. @Mathilde French Bistro Photos of; Clyde Beffa Owner of K&L Wine Merchants & Veronique Sanders, dinner menu & pairing, Veronique talking HB terroir & vintages & dinner guests.

9.4

Steven Gullo Delectable Pro

Firing on all cylinders. Aged along gracefully. Really in a prime drinking window.

Firing on all cylinders. Aged along gracefully. Really in a prime drinking window.

9.4

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Rating would be better without the green bell pepper quality. Other than that, a beautiful wine.

Rating would be better without the green bell pepper quality. Other than that, a beautiful wine.

9.0

Phil Stice Delectable Pro

Shows some toasty oak on nose. Slight walnut notes. Bright palate. Palate still is tight.

Shows some toasty oak on nose. Slight walnut notes. Bright palate. Palate still is tight.

9.4

Gary Westby Delectable Pro

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

The youngest wine of the flight, and perhaps of the whole evening, this pure bred has so much in store for the future. It is composed of about half and half Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It was elegant and understated, with stunning, pure cassis fruit and shimmering minerality. While not showing the generosity of the others, this has what only the real greats ever can hope for: concentration and depth without any hint of heaviness. I will return in another five years!!!!

The youngest wine of the flight, and perhaps of the whole evening, this pure bred has so much in store for the future. It is composed of about half and half Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It was elegant and understated, with stunning, pure cassis fruit and shimmering minerality. While not showing the generosity of the others, this has what only the real greats ever can hope for: concentration and depth without any hint of heaviness. I will return in another five years!!!!

9.8

Torstein Hagen

A lovely bottle of wine. My favorite red so far

A lovely bottle of wine. My favorite red so far

9.5

Keith Levenberg Delectable Pro

This is the epitome of classic Bordeaux, a profile I haven't tasted in a very long time even from chateaux that have remained more or less classic. It shows the tough, austere side of cabernet with a perfect balance between a somewhat clenched structure and supple flesh underlying it, and a streak of bell pepper which you either love for the element of tension or hate if you can't tolerate the slightest bit of green. I love it. The fruit here is more restrained than most other 2000s have been for me lately but not to the point of making the wine closed. It is just the style. That said, I think there is still a lot of personality wound up in here because while it may be classic claret it is not yet classic Graves

This is the epitome of classic Bordeaux, a profile I haven't tasted in a very long time even from chateaux that have remained more or less classic. It shows the tough, austere side of cabernet with a perfect balance between a somewhat clenched structure and supple flesh underlying it, and a streak of bell pepper which you either love for the element of tension or hate if you can't tolerate the slightest bit of green. I love it. The fruit here is more restrained than most other 2000s have been for me lately but not to the point of making the wine closed. It is just the style. That said, I think there is still a lot of personality wound up in here because while it may be classic claret it is not yet classic Graves

9.2

Virginia Thomas

Drank at Twa days dinner.

Drank at Twa days dinner.

9.4

John Van Trijp

Extending the Bordeaux 2000 left bank tasting....

Extending the Bordeaux 2000 left bank tasting....

9.6

Erik Wochna

2000 vintage

2000 vintage

9.5

Location

  • 1003 4th Avenue East
    Olympia, WA 98506

  • Hours:
    Customer Service Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm PST

    Store Hours (Curbside Pickup only): Monday - Friday 3pm - 5pm

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