Winespectator 92 Punkte
Wonderful finesse and length to this wine. Loads of plum and berry, with hints of raspberry. Full-bodied, with a solid, velvety core of ripe fruit and tannins. Long finish. One of the few Pessacs better in 2000 than 1998. American-owned. Best after 2010.
Parker 91 Punkte
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.
WeinWisser 18 Punkte
Sehr dunkles Rubin-Purpur. Frisches, würzig-florales Bouquet, tintige Würze, Backpflaumen. Sattes, dichtes Extrakt, wiederum viel Würze, Lakritze, Tabak, schwarze Kirschen, nachhaltige Adstringenz, noch sanft aufrauhend, tolles Potential.
Neal Martin 93 Punkte
Tasted at the chateau. This has a ripe, lifted, almost Burgundian nose with excellent definition. Very fresh, blackberry, bergamot, wild strawberry and minerals. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, a little abrasive at the moment, very tight towards the finish. It remains a little brutish at the moment and will benefit from 8-10 years in bottle.