Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.710 ratings
9.77 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
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind, from two combined bottles. Dark reddish amber rims with a more dark reddish tawny center. Obvious nose says we are in old world Bordeaux and brings smiles. Notes of black cherry, cigar box, dirt barn floor, gravel, tobacco leaf, old leather saddle. Long finish. The guesses focus on 40s/50s/60s Bordeaux. The experience is similar to a bottle of 59 Haut Brion I opened only a couple of weeks ago, so I am in Graves and the debate narrows to 59 vs 61. Would Stan open 2 bottles of 59 HB for the team? Yes he would! I go with the similarities I’m getting with my recent bottle of this and nail my guess.

Tasted blind, from two combined bottles. Dark reddish amber rims with a more dark reddish tawny center. Obvious nose says we are in old world Bordeaux and brings smiles. Notes of black cherry, cigar box, dirt barn floor, gravel, tobacco leaf, old leather saddle. Long finish. The guesses focus on 40s/50s/60s Bordeaux. The experience is similar to a bottle of 59 Haut Brion I opened only a couple of weeks ago, so I am in Graves and the debate narrows to 59 vs 61. Would Stan open 2 bottles of 59 HB for the team? Yes he would! I go with the similarities I’m getting with my recent bottle of this and nail my guess.

Sep 27th, 2020
George Chen

This 59 reminds me why this vintage might be better than 61 albeit I'm drinking less top 61's because the book tells me to lay away still the very top producers. But 59 in Lafite, Margaux, now HB better than 61. Latour and Mouton spectacular in 59 and maybe 61 will outlive but only time will tell. This was simply myriad of the finest moments one can expect from a rare old bottle at its peak!

This 59 reminds me why this vintage might be better than 61 albeit I'm drinking less top 61's because the book tells me to lay away still the very top producers. But 59 in Lafite, Margaux, now HB better than 61. Latour and Mouton spectacular in 59 and maybe 61 will outlive but only time will tell. This was simply myriad of the finest moments one can expect from a rare old bottle at its peak!

Jan 10th, 2017
George Chen

Wow....this 59 sang and sang...changed every time I picked up the glass and sniff it! Glorious evolvement and graceful yet plenty of grip. I can't wait to try another soon!

Wow....this 59 sang and sang...changed every time I picked up the glass and sniff it! Glorious evolvement and graceful yet plenty of grip. I can't wait to try another soon!

Jul 7th, 2016
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

From 375ml. Mature red fruit. Great balance, moderate length.

From 375ml. Mature red fruit. Great balance, moderate length.

Dec 14th, 2014
Nick Bumstead

Very interesting to see this evolve in the glass / decanter and open up beautifully.

Very interesting to see this evolve in the glass / decanter and open up beautifully.

Mar 16th, 2015
Greg Gregory

Greg had this 3 years ago

Greg had this 3 years ago

Jan 13th, 2018
Cynthia O'Toole

Cynthia had this 6 years ago

Cynthia had this 6 years ago

Dec 19th, 2014
Greg Gregory

Greg had this 6 years ago

Greg had this 6 years ago

Dec 19th, 2014
Abbi Kanthasamy

Abbi had this 6 years ago

Abbi had this 6 years ago

Apr 18th, 2015
Alejandro Lopez

Alejandro had this 6 years ago

Alejandro had this 6 years ago

Jan 16th, 2015