Chateau Haut Brion Premier Grand cru classe


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Château Haut-Brion 1er Cru Classe Pessac-Leognan

Overview: “The oldest of the Bordeaux classed growths, the inventor of a new style of wine in the 17th century, the world’s first luxury brand…whenever Chateau Haut-Brion is mentioned, one quickly runs out of superlatives. This wine is the embodiment of 5 centuries of tradition and plays a pivotal role in the worldwide history of wine.”

Production Area: 48.35 ha

Grape Varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Soil: Mineral-rich soils composed of clay and sand topped with a layer of deep gravel

Vinification: The process takes place in double skinned stainless steel tanks.  Malolactic fermentation is followed by blending after which the wine is placed in barrels to age

Aging: 18-22 months in oak casks (80% new wood)

Annual Production: 10,000-12,000 cases

Winemaker Notes: “The initial impression is one of a certain discretion and even restraint the prerogative of any person with self confidence. At every swirl, you discover new aromas, which build up into great complexity. The terroir is expressed in this wine through a unique signature with an empyreumatic bouquet (Havana cigars, chocolate, roasting, cedar wood, etc.). The attack has the same restraint with precise, exceedingly soft tannins. But the power of this wine is revealed in the surprising long mid-palate and even longer finish. This aromatic persistence is the prerogative of very great origins.”

2009 Reviews: “What a blockbuster effort! Atypically powerful, one day, the 2009 Haut-Brion may be considered to be the 21st century version of the 1959…extraordinarily complex…Even richer than the perfect 1989, with similar technical numbers although slightly higher extract and alcohol, it offers up a sensational perfume of subtle burning embers, unsmoked cigar tobacco, charcoal, black raspberries, wet gravel, plums, figs and blueberries. There is so much going on in the aromatics that one almost hesitates to stop smelling it. However, when it hits the palate, it is hardly a letdown. This unctuously textured, full-bodied 2009 possesses low acidity along with stunning extract and remarkable clarity for a wine with a pH close to 4.0.”-100ptsRobert Parker

2004 Reviews: “…The nose is still a little mute giving a moderate intensity of youthful aromas: ripe plums, cassis, Chinese five spice, moss and a fair amount of cedar…Long earthy finish.”-92pts, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate


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