Château Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend

9.5122 ratings
9.452 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
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
Nick Apone

1982 Vintage.

1982 Vintage.

Aug 6th, 2017
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Deep reddish tawny color. Notes of black cherry, smoke and wood, gravel stone, barnyard and lead pencil. Great fruit and still present acidity/tannins. We’re all in the Bordeaux camp with guesses – and it seems young so initial thoughts are that this is from the 90’s. But then the historical datapoints of having 82 Bordeaux in the past bring us to the 82 vintage with guesses. I go with 82 Lafite. I was bummed I couldn’t pick up that this is the Haut Brion, as it was obvious after the reveal we should have picked up the gravel and barnyard notes to point to Graves as the origin. This got better over the day, of course. Great juice with a long life ahead of it

Tasted blind. Deep reddish tawny color. Notes of black cherry, smoke and wood, gravel stone, barnyard and lead pencil. Great fruit and still present acidity/tannins. We’re all in the Bordeaux camp with guesses – and it seems young so initial thoughts are that this is from the 90’s. But then the historical datapoints of having 82 Bordeaux in the past bring us to the 82 vintage with guesses. I go with 82 Lafite. I was bummed I couldn’t pick up that this is the Haut Brion, as it was obvious after the reveal we should have picked up the gravel and barnyard notes to point to Graves as the origin. This got better over the day, of course. Great juice with a long life ahead of it

1 person found it helpfulMar 21st, 2021
SSS
6.1

Purchased this from the Wine House in Los Angeles in Aug 25,2015. I was somewhat ambivalent upon my purchase when I noticed the low shoulder and evaporation. I talked to a gentleman there who indicated that it was customary of 82s to have certain levels of evaporation and reassured me that the bottle was fine. Needless to say it was THE MOST DISGUSTING BOTTLE I HAVE EVER PURCHASED. THE WINE TURNED AND WAS ESSENTIALLY URINE. ASIDE FROM A VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND SWEET SALES PERSON I WILL NEVER SET FOOT IN THAT STORE. BEWARE OF THE SKUM AT THE WINE HOUSE IN LOS ANGELES!

Purchased this from the Wine House in Los Angeles in Aug 25,2015. I was somewhat ambivalent upon my purchase when I noticed the low shoulder and evaporation. I talked to a gentleman there who indicated that it was customary of 82s to have certain levels of evaporation and reassured me that the bottle was fine. Needless to say it was THE MOST DISGUSTING BOTTLE I HAVE EVER PURCHASED. THE WINE TURNED AND WAS ESSENTIALLY URINE. ASIDE FROM A VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND SWEET SALES PERSON I WILL NEVER SET FOOT IN THAT STORE. BEWARE OF THE SKUM AT THE WINE HOUSE IN LOS ANGELES!

1 person found it helpfulAug 27th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

This was pretty decent @burdigalanyc the other night, showed some glimmer of youth, with loads of complex tertiary. Excellent energy and all around pleasantry, showing it's pedigree in spades.
#1982 #hautbrion

This was pretty decent @burdigalanyc the other night, showed some glimmer of youth, with loads of complex tertiary. Excellent energy and all around pleasantry, showing it's pedigree in spades.
#1982 #hautbrion

May 1st, 2017
Henrik Möbitz

Owner/Winemaker Henrik Möbitz Wines

9.6

Complete, complex and vibrant- an experience!

Complete, complex and vibrant- an experience!

Dec 18th, 2016
Brett Zimmerman

Master Sommelier, Owner Boulder Wine Merchant

9.7

Awesome. Spice box, cedar, plums, and mineral. So good.

Awesome. Spice box, cedar, plums, and mineral. So good.

Dec 4th, 2016
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.8

Immaculate.

Immaculate.

Aug 12th, 2016
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.6

NWF La Fete wines.

NWF La Fete wines.

May 25th, 2016
Ted Rutledge

Everything in the right place for a mature Bordeaux. Big but not showy. Sexy but not slutty. What truly great wine should be.

Everything in the right place for a mature Bordeaux. Big but not showy. Sexy but not slutty. What truly great wine should be.

Dec 30th, 2015