Château Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend

9.68 ratings
9.53 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
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
Mike Saviage

An auction bottle, with a top shoulder fill and an appropriate cork. Brownish red and translucent in the glass, with brickish rims. Barnyard funk in the nose, gravel, wood, dirt, old Bordeaux fruit and some cassis. Med finish. Evolved over many hours in the glass. At the end we debated if it was slightly corked or if that was just an element of this old Haut Brion that was ok. A great experience. Not as good as the 59 or 61. But a memorable showing at our first 2016 tasting.

An auction bottle, with a top shoulder fill and an appropriate cork. Brownish red and translucent in the glass, with brickish rims. Barnyard funk in the nose, gravel, wood, dirt, old Bordeaux fruit and some cassis. Med finish. Evolved over many hours in the glass. At the end we debated if it was slightly corked or if that was just an element of this old Haut Brion that was ok. A great experience. Not as good as the 59 or 61. But a memorable showing at our first 2016 tasting.

Jan 4th, 2016
Christopher Johnson

55 vintage has it going on. Dark cherry, leather, cigar. To say the least, that was a treat.

55 vintage has it going on. Dark cherry, leather, cigar. To say the least, that was a treat.

Oct 4th, 2015
James Forsyth

Given the reputation of the wine I could not wait to try it... And it is an animal. Wild and gamey, bacon smoked by lapsang souchong. What an experience.

Given the reputation of the wine I could not wait to try it... And it is an animal. Wild and gamey, bacon smoked by lapsang souchong. What an experience.

Mar 12th, 2017
Ellie Laird

Damnnn

Damnnn

Apr 3rd, 2015
Hailey Flemming

Todd's 60th

Todd's 60th

Feb 7th, 2015
Daniel Moritz

Daniel had this 3 years ago

Daniel had this 3 years ago

Mar 21st, 2017
Matt Lichtenberg

Matt had this 7 years ago

Matt had this 7 years ago

Jan 10th, 2014
Chack Man Leung

Chack Man had this 6 years ago

Chack Man had this 6 years ago

Dec 21st, 2014