Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.41506 ratings
9.4411 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Ben Spicer

Wow...

Wow...

Sep 1st, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.4

Lovely

Lovely

Aug 11th, 2018
Mike Saviage

From a pristine bottle with a 4cm fill and an appropriate cork. Reddish tawny color with reddish amber rims. Barely translucent. Looks young for its age. Notes of rich warm fruit, cassis, smoke, some cedar planks, and a whole lot of leather saddle. Incredibly rich in the mouth. Silky. Long impactful finish. This wine appears to have no end of life in sight for it. Guesses were all in the 1980’s. Amazing wine. BDay dinner 10/12.

From a pristine bottle with a 4cm fill and an appropriate cork. Reddish tawny color with reddish amber rims. Barely translucent. Looks young for its age. Notes of rich warm fruit, cassis, smoke, some cedar planks, and a whole lot of leather saddle. Incredibly rich in the mouth. Silky. Long impactful finish. This wine appears to have no end of life in sight for it. Guesses were all in the 1980’s. Amazing wine. BDay dinner 10/12.

Aug 4th, 2018
Douglas Renall

Exquisite in every sense#hautbrion

Exquisite in every sense#hautbrion

Jun 23rd, 2018
Gilbert Van Hassel

Good not great, wine a bit flat

Good not great, wine a bit flat

Jun 3rd, 2018
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9.6

The 1998 Haut Brion has long been a favourite vintage of mine and consumed with pleasure several times. Now at 20-years of age I feel it is one step ahead of the 1998 La Mission: there is great fruit intensity with almost precocious blackberry, raspberry coulis, pastilles, tobacco and hints of olive. It has exquisite delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with fuller in the mouth than the La Mission: deeper fruit (blackberry, mulberry and a touch of strawberry) intermingling with sage, cedar and a touch of hung game. It is not quite as precocious or as glossy on the finish as I remember previous bottles, but it is certainly turning into one of the finest wines of this vintage. Tasted at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

The 1998 Haut Brion has long been a favourite vintage of mine and consumed with pleasure several times. Now at 20-years of age I feel it is one step ahead of the 1998 La Mission: there is great fruit intensity with almost precocious blackberry, raspberry coulis, pastilles, tobacco and hints of olive. It has exquisite delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with fuller in the mouth than the La Mission: deeper fruit (blackberry, mulberry and a touch of strawberry) intermingling with sage, cedar and a touch of hung game. It is not quite as precocious or as glossy on the finish as I remember previous bottles, but it is certainly turning into one of the finest wines of this vintage. Tasted at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

May 24th, 2018
Pedro Rusk

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

9.8

The skies parted and I got to pour several of these at an event . Let’s say it was amazing to sip this over 6 hours. #charmedlife #lovemyjob

The skies parted and I got to pour several of these at an event . Let’s say it was amazing to sip this over 6 hours. #charmedlife #lovemyjob

May 13th, 2018
Greg Gregory

My epiphany wine and always beautiful. However tonight, poured side by side with the Chappellet 69, GDL 70 and 72 Martha’s it was outclassed.

My epiphany wine and always beautiful. However tonight, poured side by side with the Chappellet 69, GDL 70 and 72 Martha’s it was outclassed.

May 4th, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

Initially still closed and showing dried, harsh cedar and dried tobacco tannins. Then after 2 hours of air it becomes soft and silky though totally tertiary.

Initially still closed and showing dried, harsh cedar and dried tobacco tannins. Then after 2 hours of air it becomes soft and silky though totally tertiary.

Apr 27th, 2018
Jennifer Massolo

1947 Haut Brion.

1947 Haut Brion.

Jan 29th, 2018