Chateau Haut Brion

chateau haut brionHaut Brion is the only property from outside the Médoc to be included in the 1855 Classification. After falling into a state of disrepair the estate was purchased in 1935 by Clarence Dillon, an American financier, and ever since has enjoyed a steady and continual resurgence to a position of pre-eminence.

The vineyard is planted to 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc. Production is smaller than the other First Growth Wines, totalling about 20,000 cases, shared between the Grand Vin and a second wine formerly called Bahans-Haut-Brion but changed in 2007 to Clarence de Haut-Brion, in recognition of Clarence Dillon's responsibility for its resurgence.

Fermentation of the red wines takes place in stainless steel vats, after which the wine will spend 22 months, sometimes more, in new oak barrels before being bottled unfiltered.

The style of the Haut Brion is such that it displays text-book Graves characteristics of cigar-box, curranty fruit, earth, smoky spice and cassis. The high Merlot content, compared to the Médoc First Growths, gives it a voluptuous edge.

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Chateau Haut Brion, 2002

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe
Magnum (1.5 Lt)

*** 92-94 Points - Robert Parker ***

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"Whether it’s a coincidence, or because in relatively cool years the first-growth terroirs are brilliant, Haut-Brion has turned out a beautifully classic, medium-bodied, precise and focused 2002 boasting a deep ruby/purple color as well as strikingly elegant aromatics (crushed stones, plums, black cherries, currants, figs, and earth). The wine possesses impressively measured power and elegance offered in a medium-bodied, nicely-structured, exceptionally pure format. It is unusual for Haut-Brion to dominate La Mission Haut-Brion at such a young age, but it certainly does in the 2002 vintage.
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1994

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe

*** 92 Points Robert Parker ***

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"This is one of the surprise sleeper wines of the vintage which has more successes than many people suspect in spite of all the rain. The tremendous drainage enjoyed by the Haut Brion vineyard worked in its favor during this wet September harvest. The color is deep plum/ruby with a bit of lightening at the edge. Notes of compost, truffle, earth, spice box, dried herbs, and licorice compete with sweet black cherry and currant fruit. The wine is medium-bodied, with a relatively plump, chewy feel to it. It is certainly one of the top half dozen or so wines of the vintage.
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1983

Pessac-Leognan First Growth Classification

"The fully mature 1983 is a very good wine that has fine depth, rich, soft, fat, lush fruit, and a good measure of soft tannins in the finish. The overall impression is of a forward, ripe, and voluptuous wine." - Robert Parker 3rd Edition
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1983

Pessac-Leognan First Growth Classification (faded label)

"The fully mature 1983 is a very good wine that has fine depth, rich, soft, fat, lush fruit, and a good measure of soft tannins in the finish. The overall impression is of a forward, ripe, and voluptuous wine." - Robert Parker 3rd Edition
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1976

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe (in neck, good label)

The 1976 Haut-Brion is medium ruby in color, with some amber creeping in at the edges. The wine has been fully mature since the early eighties, yet it is still drinking well. A spicy, earthy, oaky, moderately fruity bouquet offers elegance. On the palate, the wine is soft, round, medium bodied, and charming. Robert Parker.

Tasted at the Academie du Vin from ex-château bottles, the 1976 Haut Brion is actually a vintage that I have never tasted before... the bouquet has held up well with cocoa-tinged dark fruit, terracotta and dried blood. It feels a little diffuse, but it still rings of Haut Brion.
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1976

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe (in neck- scuffed label)

The 1976 Haut-Brion is medium ruby in color, with some amber creeping in at the edges. The wine has been fully mature since the early eighties, yet it is still drinking well. A spicy, earthy, oaky, moderately fruity bouquet offers elegance. On the palate, the wine is soft, round, medium bodied, and charming. Robert Parker.

Tasted at the Academie du Vin from ex-château bottles, the 1976 Haut Brion is actually a vintage that I have never tasted before... the bouquet has held up well with cocoa-tinged dark fruit, terracotta and dried blood. It feels a little diffuse, but it still rings of Haut Brion.
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1976

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe (in neck. torn label)

The 1976 Haut-Brion is medium ruby in color, with some amber creeping in at the edges. The wine has been fully mature since the early eighties, yet it is still drinking well. A spicy, earthy, oaky, moderately fruity bouquet offers elegance. On the palate, the wine is soft, round, medium bodied, and charming. Robert Parker.

Tasted at the Academie du Vin from ex-château bottles, the 1976 Haut Brion is actually a vintage that I have never tasted before... the bouquet has held up well with cocoa-tinged dark fruit, terracotta and dried blood. It feels a little diffuse, but it still rings of Haut Brion.
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1976

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe (in neck. badly torn label, vintage legible)

The 1976 Haut-Brion is medium ruby in color, with some amber creeping in at the edges. The wine has been fully mature since the early eighties, yet it is still drinking well. A spicy, earthy, oaky, moderately fruity bouquet offers elegance. On the palate, the wine is soft, round, medium bodied, and charming. Robert Parker.

Tasted at the Academie du Vin from ex-château bottles, the 1976 Haut Brion is actually a vintage that I have never tasted before... the bouquet has held up well with cocoa-tinged dark fruit, terracotta and dried blood. It feels a little diffuse, but it still rings of Haut Brion.
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1973

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe

Brown rim. Brown sugar, olives and leather nose. Balanced and very smooth palate. Coffee & sweet red fruits. Fully mature, a highly enjoyable wine.
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1972

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe (High Shoulder)

Given the vintage, the Haut-Brion could be considered a modest success. Now fully mature, this wine has an open-knit, spicy, earthy bouquet, somewhat angular, medium-bodied flavours.
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1972

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe (Mid-Shoulder)
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Given the vintage, the Haut-Brion could be considered a modest success. Now fully mature, this wine has an open-knit, spicy, earthy bouquet, somewhat angular, medium-bodied flavours.
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1970

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe

*** 90-92 points - Wine Journal ***

Reviews: "Brown rim. Brown sugar, olives and leather nose. Quite rich for 1970. Balanced and very smooth palate. Coffee & sweet red fruits. Fully mature, a highly enjoyable wine (and far cheaper than Latour.) Somewhat under-rated by others. Then again chez Alex Hunt in November 2005. Although a little musty at first, this wine grows and grows on you. A cool, blackberry leaf, cranberry nose with lots of cedar and pine is followed by a tannic, almost rustic, broad-shouldered palate with cedary, tobacco-infused fruit. Very classic in style but suited the venison perfectly.
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1966

Pessac-Leognan First Growth Classification

Medium bodied with marked acidity. Notes of sweet cherry, asphalt, pencil-lead and leather. Neil Martin Wine Journal 2001
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1950

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe

Smokey, mineral characteristics along with leather, tar and black fruit. Offering good concentration with plumy notes. Not a great vintage.
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1948

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe

Chateau Haut-Brion has one of the longest and most interesting histories of any Bordeaux vineyard. The property derives its name from an ancient Celtic term “Briga.” Loosely translated, this means a rise or mound in the land. This unique terroir was first prized for growing grapes to produce Bordeaux wine close to 600 years ago!

Chateau Haut Brion has an almost, unequaled track record for quality and its ability to age and evolve. This bottle from the excellent but overlooked 1948 vintage will still offer a unique drinking experience.

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Chateau Haut Brion, 1933

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe


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Chateau Haut Brion, 1999

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe

Château Haut-Brion's 1999 comes from a very good Bordeaux vintage for those producers who picked their crop selectively.

The 1999 Haut Brion is intensely aromatic, rich and concentrated. Their wines are consistently viewed as some of the very best in the entire Bordeaux region, including its fellow first growths of the Médoc.

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"The Haut-Brion is certainly more expressive on the nose than their neighbours over the road, very good lift with blackberry, cedar, iodine, macerated black cherries, a touch of dried herbs. The palate is medium-bodied, very well balanced, very elegant with svelte, fine tannins.
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1978

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe

***90 Points, Robert Parker***

As this wine has developed, it has taken on a pronounced roasted, melted asphalt/tar-scented nose that in some ways is the essence of Graves, but it seems strikingly devoid of some of the other nuances so common in Haut-Brion. The wine is fully mature, with a deep garnet color, and a pronounced asphalt-scented nose. This impression is verified in the mouth, where the wine reveals a lot of smokiness, tar, and sweet black fruit flavors. This surprisingly evolved wine has been fully mature for a decade or more.
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1970

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe MAGNUM

*** 90-92 points - Wine Journal ***

Reviews: "Brown rim. Brown sugar, olives and leather nose. Quite rich for 1970. Balanced and very smooth palate. Coffee & sweet red fruits. Fully mature, a highly enjoyable wine (and far cheaper than Latour.) Somewhat under-rated by others. Then again chez Alex Hunt in November 2005. Although a little musty at first, this wine grows and grows on you. A cool, blackberry leaf, cranberry nose with lots of cedar and pine is followed by a tannic, almost rustic, broad-shouldered palate with cedary, tobacco-infused fruit. Very classic in style but suited the venison perfectly.
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1960

Pessac, Graves 1st Growth classification

A top class wine for the vintage. It is medium ruby with some amber/orange colour at the edges, possessing a light-intensity, fragrant bouquet suggestive of berry fruit and oak. On the palate, the flavours reveal fruit and concentration - very pleasant drinking from a wine of such age.


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