Château Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3821 ratings
9.2302 pro ratings
Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Andrew Steffensmeier

Stunning. Sweet red fruit, spice, leather, gravel/dust, perfect acidity and a beautiful lingering finish.

Stunning. Sweet red fruit, spice, leather, gravel/dust, perfect acidity and a beautiful lingering finish.

Oct 20th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Dark tawny. Almost opaque. Notes of dark cherry, cola, soil, rhubarb, cigar, and lots of gravel. Elegant in the mouth. You know it’s special juice from a great year. I guessed 61 LMHB. The 59 HB continues to deliver special experiences.

Tasted blind. Dark tawny. Almost opaque. Notes of dark cherry, cola, soil, rhubarb, cigar, and lots of gravel. Elegant in the mouth. You know it’s special juice from a great year. I guessed 61 LMHB. The 59 HB continues to deliver special experiences.

Sep 8th, 2019
Mike Saviage

From a bottle with a nice fill and solid cork. Tawny color. Dense. Exotic nose. Notes of plum, black cherries, old wood desk, tobacco, leather saddle, dark soil and a little menthol. Improved over 5 hours as it got more air. Long finish. A truly great aged bottle of HB.

From a bottle with a nice fill and solid cork. Tawny color. Dense. Exotic nose. Notes of plum, black cherries, old wood desk, tobacco, leather saddle, dark soil and a little menthol. Improved over 5 hours as it got more air. Long finish. A truly great aged bottle of HB.

Jul 4th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2011 Chateau Haut-Brion is one of the best wines made from this challenging vintage in Bordeaux. Showing off its dark hue, on the nose this Haut-Brion opens with wonderful damp earth aromas with wild mushroom and peat moss that combine with the dark fruits and milk chocolate undertones. The palate shows incredible freshness and tension with red bell pepper, red cherry, anise and cassis accents. I admire the strong salinity that weaves through the mid-palate. This finishes strong with bright minerals that connect with the dark fruits. While not exceedingly rich, this is a wonderful wine from what was a challenging vintage in Bordeaux. This is classic Bordeaux with great elegance and finesse. Drink 2021-2040- 94

The 2011 Chateau Haut-Brion is one of the best wines made from this challenging vintage in Bordeaux. Showing off its dark hue, on the nose this Haut-Brion opens with wonderful damp earth aromas with wild mushroom and peat moss that combine with the dark fruits and milk chocolate undertones. The palate shows incredible freshness and tension with red bell pepper, red cherry, anise and cassis accents. I admire the strong salinity that weaves through the mid-palate. This finishes strong with bright minerals that connect with the dark fruits. While not exceedingly rich, this is a wonderful wine from what was a challenging vintage in Bordeaux. This is classic Bordeaux with great elegance and finesse. Drink 2021-2040- 94

Apr 18th, 2019
Gillett Johnson

Celebrating a wonderful friendship and a excellent Q1. A little Steak au poivres and this bottle of wine purchased in 1992.

Celebrating a wonderful friendship and a excellent Q1. A little Steak au poivres and this bottle of wine purchased in 1992.

Mar 20th, 2019
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.8

Immediately identifiable from the bouquet alone. Tremendous intensity all around. A regal, magnificent wine that will drink well for several decades.

Immediately identifiable from the bouquet alone. Tremendous intensity all around. A regal, magnificent wine that will drink well for several decades.

Feb 28th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Elegant refined tobacco cassis minerals lead pencil very Elegant and refined .

Elegant refined tobacco cassis minerals lead pencil very Elegant and refined .

Feb 8th, 2019
Mike Saviage

From a nice old-looking bottle that had a mid shoulder fill. Solid branded cork and seal. Dark tawny color, mostly translucent with clear rims. Soft delicate nose. Notes of dark berries, old cedar box, gravel, mocha and old saddle leather. In the mouth this comes across as a bit fruit-faded, no tannins. This bottle was past it's prime and fun to try, but I would hope there are better samples of it still out there to be had.

From a nice old-looking bottle that had a mid shoulder fill. Solid branded cork and seal. Dark tawny color, mostly translucent with clear rims. Soft delicate nose. Notes of dark berries, old cedar box, gravel, mocha and old saddle leather. In the mouth this comes across as a bit fruit-faded, no tannins. This bottle was past it's prime and fun to try, but I would hope there are better samples of it still out there to be had.

Feb 3rd, 2019
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

10

Pours this wine for everyone in the cave jumping for joy yelling “Merry Christmas!!”

Pours this wine for everyone in the cave jumping for joy yelling “Merry Christmas!!”

Dec 28th, 2018
Nick Apone

64 vintage. Low fill and past.

64 vintage. Low fill and past.

Oct 8th, 2018