Château Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend

9.538 ratings
9.313 pro ratings
Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

From a gorgeous bottle with 4cm of ullage. Slow-ox'd for 3 hours, then gave it 45 min in a decanter, then back in the bottle for consumption and debauchery over 5 more hours. Reddish tawny with amber rims, translucent. Gorgeous nose from the get go. Notes of raspberry jam, cola, cool slate rock, gravel and tan spice. Silky, velvet glove in the mouth. Has some solid structure that balances the ton of fruit this wine still has. The impact of this wine is both its elegance and the energy in the background that makes each sip memorable. This bottle was even better than the year-ago birthday bottle, and tonight it eclipsed my previous favorite 61 Bordeaux of all time (the 61 Palmer). (Bday 9 of 13)

From a gorgeous bottle with 4cm of ullage. Slow-ox'd for 3 hours, then gave it 45 min in a decanter, then back in the bottle for consumption and debauchery over 5 more hours. Reddish tawny with amber rims, translucent. Gorgeous nose from the get go. Notes of raspberry jam, cola, cool slate rock, gravel and tan spice. Silky, velvet glove in the mouth. Has some solid structure that balances the ton of fruit this wine still has. The impact of this wine is both its elegance and the energy in the background that makes each sip memorable. This bottle was even better than the year-ago birthday bottle, and tonight it eclipsed my previous favorite 61 Bordeaux of all time (the 61 Palmer). (Bday 9 of 13)

Aug 2nd, 2020
Nico J. Snyman

Wine 3 of the night, just behind the ‘59 Mission & ‘59 Mouton.

Wine 3 of the night, just behind the ‘59 Mission & ‘59 Mouton.

Feb 12th, 2018
Scott Claffee

Amazing. Silky smooth, mature, cedar, tobacco, graphite, fig, and an amazing nutty/caramel note on the finish.

Amazing. Silky smooth, mature, cedar, tobacco, graphite, fig, and an amazing nutty/caramel note on the finish.

4 people found it helpfulMar 6th, 2015
Marc Smoler

Sales Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.

10

Perfection in wine. Epic

Perfection in wine. Epic

Apr 9th, 2016
Patrice Breton

Owner/Vintner Vice Versa Wines

9.6

From magnum. Quite beautiful. Perfectly balanced, silky and harmonious.

From magnum. Quite beautiful. Perfectly balanced, silky and harmonious.

Sep 28th, 2015
Christopher A. Weed

Director of Operations/Wine Specialist Spectrum Wine Auctions

8.8

A tired bottle.

A tired bottle.

Aug 21st, 2015
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

6.5

Awful. Oxidized

Awful. Oxidized

Feb 23rd, 2013
Paul Woolls

Slight drop in the mid palate. Otherwise, exquisite

Slight drop in the mid palate. Otherwise, exquisite

Sep 6th, 2019
Bryan Thomas

1962 - classic lead pencil nose, iron graphite tobacco - totally resolved with outstanding length - and beautiful sweet fruit and texture. Fun to drink

1962 - classic lead pencil nose, iron graphite tobacco - totally resolved with outstanding length - and beautiful sweet fruit and texture. Fun to drink

Jan 17th, 2018
Jaron Waldman

oh my god

oh my god

Apr 16th, 2017