Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.41621 ratings
9.4435 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Tawny and dark. Almost opaque. Notes of cola, smoked meat, earth and with air some sweet fruit emerges. Briary. Short finish. This showed well and held steady over 5 hours. Nice showing.

Tawny and dark. Almost opaque. Notes of cola, smoked meat, earth and with air some sweet fruit emerges. Briary. Short finish. This showed well and held steady over 5 hours. Nice showing.

Apr 13th, 2019
Pedro Rusk

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

9.7

Feeling lucky drinking well with great friends. What else could make a bottle taste better

Feeling lucky drinking well with great friends. What else could make a bottle taste better

Feb 15th, 2019
Yianni Stoner

On the riper side. Not my favorite HB vintage

On the riper side. Not my favorite HB vintage

Feb 13th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Bordeaux of the vintage candidate power elegance depth and refinement . Cassis black berry minerals tobacco spice shoe polish wow !

Bordeaux of the vintage candidate power elegance depth and refinement . Cassis black berry minerals tobacco spice shoe polish wow !

Feb 8th, 2019
TJ Maxwell

1990 - No words. Great

1990 - No words. Great

Jan 10th, 2019
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9.8

I’ve been following this wine since I first tasted it from barrel in the summer of 1990, and it has always been an amazing wine and one of the best examples of this remarkable vintage. This particular bottle, which I helped to drink alongside a superb, dry-aged prime porterhouse at one of the New York City area’s best steakhouses, Rothmann’s on Long Island, might have been the best I’ve ever had. The textbook iron, tobacco and cigar box Haut-Brion character was there in abundance, but this time there was also an almost Burgundian laciness and buoyancy to the wine that I’ve not experienced before. Even at almost 30 years old, it still has a long life ahead of it, but based on this bottle I wouldn’t begrudge anyone opting to drink it right now. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 219)

I’ve been following this wine since I first tasted it from barrel in the summer of 1990, and it has always been an amazing wine and one of the best examples of this remarkable vintage. This particular bottle, which I helped to drink alongside a superb, dry-aged prime porterhouse at one of the New York City area’s best steakhouses, Rothmann’s on Long Island, might have been the best I’ve ever had. The textbook iron, tobacco and cigar box Haut-Brion character was there in abundance, but this time there was also an almost Burgundian laciness and buoyancy to the wine that I’ve not experienced before. Even at almost 30 years old, it still has a long life ahead of it, but based on this bottle I wouldn’t begrudge anyone opting to drink it right now. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 219)

Jan 4th, 2019
Mark Royer

Classic pencil, slight cedar, hint of bell pepper . Still going strong

Classic pencil, slight cedar, hint of bell pepper . Still going strong

Dec 13th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

The best bottle of this wine I have ever had amazing aromatics of truffle , cassis , animal , earth , shrub and violets . No heat on the back end like previous bottles . Wow !

The best bottle of this wine I have ever had amazing aromatics of truffle , cassis , animal , earth , shrub and violets . No heat on the back end like previous bottles . Wow !

Nov 4th, 2018
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

10

Prohibition started this year... weird flex

Prohibition started this year... weird flex

Nov 2nd, 2018
Elsie W

Alcoholic Beverages General Sales Manager, Safeway

9.4

Unbelievable and rich in flavor!

Unbelievable and rich in flavor!

Oct 17th, 2018