Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.473 ratings
9.524 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

First Growth Friday with the home grown Padres. Slow to emerge but was keep ascending as the evening progressed. Warm blackberry, graphite, sweet cedar and cocoa. Shows pedigree for sure but lacks the heft and penetration of better vintages.

First Growth Friday with the home grown Padres. Slow to emerge but was keep ascending as the evening progressed. Warm blackberry, graphite, sweet cedar and cocoa. Shows pedigree for sure but lacks the heft and penetration of better vintages.

Jun 8th, 2019
Christine Havens

There isn't enough space in Delectable to fully express my thoughts about 1999 Haut-Brion. What can be said about this monumental first growth? Tasted over 90 minutes, it evolved slowly with cascading notes of black currant, blueberry, perfumy violets and forest floor. Fresh and pure on the palate, with silky tannins, superb balance and a lengthy, seductive finish interlaced with subtle minerality and flavors of cedar and spice. A truly great wine in every sense. about Haut-Brion.

There isn't enough space in Delectable to fully express my thoughts about 1999 Haut-Brion. What can be said about this monumental first growth? Tasted over 90 minutes, it evolved slowly with cascading notes of black currant, blueberry, perfumy violets and forest floor. Fresh and pure on the palate, with silky tannins, superb balance and a lengthy, seductive finish interlaced with subtle minerality and flavors of cedar and spice. A truly great wine in every sense. about Haut-Brion.

5 people found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2014
Bill Bender

Still a lot of baby fat but focus and quality is undeniable.

Still a lot of baby fat but focus and quality is undeniable.

Feb 24th, 2016
Jonathan Maltus

It's beginning to feel a little like Christmas.....

It's beginning to feel a little like Christmas.....

Dec 20th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

The 99 Haut Brion is an elegant, gorgeous, sexy wine. Super soft blackberries, cream raspberries, red fruits intermix through the long finish, violet florals, velvety tannins, silky lead pencil shavings, gravely pebbles and soft black earth leads to a long blue fruit elegant sexy finish.

The 99 Haut Brion is an elegant, gorgeous, sexy wine. Super soft blackberries, cream raspberries, red fruits intermix through the long finish, violet florals, velvety tannins, silky lead pencil shavings, gravely pebbles and soft black earth leads to a long blue fruit elegant sexy finish.

Sep 26th, 2015
Erik McLaughlin

Vice President Seven Hills Winery

9.7

Tobacco, black currant, roasted coffee bean, anise, wet earth, dried herbs, graphite, smoke. Some Brett, but under control and behind the fruit and mineral elements.

Tobacco, black currant, roasted coffee bean, anise, wet earth, dried herbs, graphite, smoke. Some Brett, but under control and behind the fruit and mineral elements.

Apr 1st, 2015
Kenny Baldridge

Amazing! Concentrated and delicious.

Amazing! Concentrated and delicious.

Jan 10th, 2015
Frank Dotzler

Owner Outpost Winery

9.8

Oh yeah!!!

Oh yeah!!!

Dec 7th, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.0

Too young but still a beautiful wine. Shows great concentration and depth and will develop nicely over 25 years.

Too young but still a beautiful wine. Shows great concentration and depth and will develop nicely over 25 years.

Oct 11th, 2014
Jonathan Maltus

Just reading "Jefferson on Wine" so had to try this......

Just reading "Jefferson on Wine" so had to try this......

Aug 17th, 2014