Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.51846 ratings
9.4494 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, 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
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.9

One of the most disappointing first growths I’ve had. Not sure if the 11s need more time, or if they’ll just never come around. Atypically lean vintage of this with a fairly predictable and uninspired aromatic profile.

One of the most disappointing first growths I’ve had. Not sure if the 11s need more time, or if they’ll just never come around. Atypically lean vintage of this with a fairly predictable and uninspired aromatic profile.

Jul 30th, 2022
Mike R
9.7

@David L and @Bill Bender - man we were drinking like kings - thank God weddings are once in a lifetime

@David L and @Bill Bender - man we were drinking like kings - thank God weddings are once in a lifetime

May 17th, 2022
Mike Saviage

Dark scarlet color with translucent light reddish rims. Old wine nose. Notes of black and red fruit, gravel, barnyard floor, old leather and some old desk wood. Fruit is a bit faded but this has plenty of life with decent acidity and a nice structure. Got better with air and opened up nicely. Better than the last bottle of this lot, despite being a more ragged looking bottle.

Dark scarlet color with translucent light reddish rims. Old wine nose. Notes of black and red fruit, gravel, barnyard floor, old leather and some old desk wood. Fruit is a bit faded but this has plenty of life with decent acidity and a nice structure. Got better with air and opened up nicely. Better than the last bottle of this lot, despite being a more ragged looking bottle.

Mar 13th, 2022
Lyn Farmer

This wine has a beguiling Ruby color that gives away nothing about its age. On the nose, black cherry, cassis, violet, cigar box and a wealth of tertiary aroma including mocha, leather, mushroom and forest floor hint at its 17 year age but the wine is vibrantly youthful. It is surprisingly medium bodied and relatively restrained - not as much power as I expected but it has a finish that seems nearly endless to confirm its pedigree

This wine has a beguiling Ruby color that gives away nothing about its age. On the nose, black cherry, cassis, violet, cigar box and a wealth of tertiary aroma including mocha, leather, mushroom and forest floor hint at its 17 year age but the wine is vibrantly youthful. It is surprisingly medium bodied and relatively restrained - not as much power as I expected but it has a finish that seems nearly endless to confirm its pedigree

Feb 26th, 2022
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9.8

The 2019 Haut-Brion is seriously impressive. A dark, virile wine, the 2019 impresses with its vertical energy and statuesque elegance. It's a Haut-Brion that will only reveal itself over many years. Today, the density and resonance are super-impressive and also hugely promising. Classic savory and mineral notes start to emerge over time. I can't wait to see how this ages. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2022)

The 2019 Haut-Brion is seriously impressive. A dark, virile wine, the 2019 impresses with its vertical energy and statuesque elegance. It's a Haut-Brion that will only reveal itself over many years. Today, the density and resonance are super-impressive and also hugely promising. Classic savory and mineral notes start to emerge over time. I can't wait to see how this ages. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2022)

Feb 25th, 2022
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1989 | 3/4 transparant, Italian rooftiles brown rim. A very intense bouquet: cedar, forrest wood, laurel, flint, cherries, só multi layered you tend to smell endless. Powerful taste, prominent bitters, still too young imo, the taste comes together with the entrecôte, awesome harmony. A benchmark for wine lovers. Fine that HB delivers to mark a special moment! I bought this when my daughter was born | at restaurant Pollevie

Vintage 1989 | 3/4 transparant, Italian rooftiles brown rim. A very intense bouquet: cedar, forrest wood, laurel, flint, cherries, só multi layered you tend to smell endless. Powerful taste, prominent bitters, still too young imo, the taste comes together with the entrecôte, awesome harmony. A benchmark for wine lovers. Fine that HB delivers to mark a special moment! I bought this when my daughter was born | at restaurant Pollevie

Jul 25th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Dark ruby, almost opaque. Doesn't look that old in the glass. Herbal nose with dark fruit, white pepper, gravel, some dry earthy dust. Shorter finish than what the nose offers. Good effort for the vintage. I guessed 82 Ducru.

Dark ruby, almost opaque. Doesn't look that old in the glass. Herbal nose with dark fruit, white pepper, gravel, some dry earthy dust. Shorter finish than what the nose offers. Good effort for the vintage. I guessed 82 Ducru.

Jun 26th, 2021
Conrad Green

Cool blooded. Iron, blood, dark plum, a hint of band aid. Leather and some secondary notes. On the palate lovely and savory with spice and a tangy long finish. Great.

Cool blooded. Iron, blood, dark plum, a hint of band aid. Leather and some secondary notes. On the palate lovely and savory with spice and a tangy long finish. Great.

Mar 28th, 2021
Ron R
9.9

Good god! An angel pissed on my tongue tonight...
No signs of aging. Fruit-forward, tannic and bold. Intellectual and very sophisticated. Nice mature black cherries sync up with light tobacco, and spice box notes. Exemplary effort, with another 15 - 20 years of runway.

Good god! An angel pissed on my tongue tonight...
No signs of aging. Fruit-forward, tannic and bold. Intellectual and very sophisticated. Nice mature black cherries sync up with light tobacco, and spice box notes. Exemplary effort, with another 15 - 20 years of runway.

Mar 26th, 2021
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.4

Surprisingly fruit forward. Big energy. Lots of black fruit, floral, licorice and some shoe polish. Then with time licorice and red fruit. Velvety but big structure too. This wine is still primary and needs time. A baby.

Surprisingly fruit forward. Big energy. Lots of black fruit, floral, licorice and some shoe polish. Then with time licorice and red fruit. Velvety but big structure too. This wine is still primary and needs time. A baby.

Mar 21st, 2021