Chateau Haut Brion


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Some Facts about Chateau Haut Brion

Chateau Haut Brion is the only one of the Premier Grand Cru in the Bordeaux 1855 classification which is in Graves. This gives it a slightly different profile than the other four Premier Grand Cru, which are from Pauillac and Margaux. Having said that, the wine has a history as long and as storied as any in Bordeaux. The earliest record of wine being produced here is in 1426 and it is believed that grapes have been cultivated continuously since the early 1500's, if not 1426.

Interestingly is the fact the Haut Brion may well be the wine which received the first, published, wine review. On April 10, 1663 Samuel Pepys wrote the following in his diary after drinking at London’s Royal Oak Tavern: “There I drank a sort of French wine called Ho-Bryan that hath a good and most particular taste I never met with.” Thomas Jefferson included Haut Brion as one of the four best wines of France, after his stint there as American ambassador. Haut Brion may not be as flashy as some of the other first growths, it is one of the most reliable, and rarely disappoints, even in poorer years.

100 Points Robert Parker

The mineral-laced 2005 Haut Brion (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) is exquisite. With its elegance and finesse, it is not as powerful as La Mission, but the nobility and complexity of the aromatics, incredible fragrance that persists in the glass, full-bodied mouthfeel and incredible length characterize this great Haut-Brion. It is just starting to drink well and should continue to do so for at least another three decades. It is a tour de force in winemaking, but only 9,000 cases were produced.

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