Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.5111 ratings
9.428 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
Connor McMahon

I’ve never been much of a Bordeaux fan but this was a great wine. Tons of complexity and was very pleased it was a clean wine! Got the graphite/pencil lead notes that I was hoping for.

I’ve never been much of a Bordeaux fan but this was a great wine. Tons of complexity and was very pleased it was a clean wine! Got the graphite/pencil lead notes that I was hoping for.

Feb 29th, 2020
Shay A
9.7

Heck of a hosting by @Weston Eidson last night for the City Club wine group. All wines were tasted blind.

Cerebral and spectacular. Best Bordeaux I’ve had. A stunning showing at 19yrs young. I called this early 2000s Bordeaux but actually thought it was Right Bank...there is a gorgeous medley of soft and ripe dark blue and black fruit here. Not juicy, but more floral and expressive. Palate was lifted with fantastic structure and softened tannins (thanks to 4hrs in the decanter). Pipe tobacco but hardly any herbal or leather notes. The softness of this wine is what made it a star. Flavor without being dense. Co WOTN.

Heck of a hosting by @Weston Eidson last night for the City Club wine group. All wines were tasted blind.

Cerebral and spectacular. Best Bordeaux I’ve had. A stunning showing at 19yrs young. I called this early 2000s Bordeaux but actually thought it was Right Bank...there is a gorgeous medley of soft and ripe dark blue and black fruit here. Not juicy, but more floral and expressive. Palate was lifted with fantastic structure and softened tannins (thanks to 4hrs in the decanter). Pipe tobacco but hardly any herbal or leather notes. The softness of this wine is what made it a star. Flavor without being dense. Co WOTN.

Jun 22nd, 2019
Ben Spicer

Wow...

Wow...

Sep 1st, 2018
Gilbert Van Hassel

Good not great, wine a bit flat

Good not great, wine a bit flat

Jun 3rd, 2018
Jason

Winemaker Futo Wines

9.9

When we roll, we roll

When we roll, we roll

Aug 26th, 2017
Brian Messineo

3+ hour decant and it was just so velvety smooth. Still young, but what a beautiful wine.

3+ hour decant and it was just so velvety smooth. Still young, but what a beautiful wine.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 7th, 2016
Vijay Parikh

Dark black fruit with aromas of tar to back and leather on the mouth good mid plate lots of acid black fruit. With four hours in the decanter can see it will one day be lovely but needs another ten years

Dark black fruit with aromas of tar to back and leather on the mouth good mid plate lots of acid black fruit. With four hours in the decanter can see it will one day be lovely but needs another ten years

1 person found it helpfulJul 19th, 2015
Gil Kulers

I've never felt the 2000 vintage lived up to its billing and this is a perfect example. Good but not great. At 15 years, it should be more expressive and multidimensional. I'd like to check in five or ten years to see if it progresses from this point. I'm not so sure.

I've never felt the 2000 vintage lived up to its billing and this is a perfect example. Good but not great. At 15 years, it should be more expressive and multidimensional. I'd like to check in five or ten years to see if it progresses from this point. I'm not so sure.

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2015
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

9.0

Ruby color. Wild cherry, dark plum, cedar and chocolate. Excellent.

Ruby color. Wild cherry, dark plum, cedar and chocolate. Excellent.

1 person found it helpfulDec 28th, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

To me the most complex wine of the night offering a deep cerebral experience, with what I thought of as a berry bouquet garni was the 2000 Haut-Brion. The most contemplative, while also a deeply pleasurable wine, offered layers of classic Bordeaux notes of toast, coffee, currants, cassis, subtle & smokey campfire embers, cigar box...the list goes on and most of that was in the nose. The palate was texturally seamless, packed and stacked with structure that never got in the way, though you would notice it on the finish letting you know it was there.

2005 was locked up and unrelenting at first, the second go an hour later was more repenting but it was still not nudging much. A thoroughly excellent wine, but just not revealing much beyond the hints of its greatness.

#hautbrion #pessacleognan #bordeaux
#wine

To me the most complex wine of the night offering a deep cerebral experience, with what I thought of as a berry bouquet garni was the 2000 Haut-Brion. The most contemplative, while also a deeply pleasurable wine, offered layers of classic Bordeaux notes of toast, coffee, currants, cassis, subtle & smokey campfire embers, cigar box...the list goes on and most of that was in the nose. The palate was texturally seamless, packed and stacked with structure that never got in the way, though you would notice it on the finish letting you know it was there.

2005 was locked up and unrelenting at first, the second go an hour later was more repenting but it was still not nudging much. A thoroughly excellent wine, but just not revealing much beyond the hints of its greatness.

#hautbrion #pessacleognan #bordeaux
#wine

Oct 20th, 2016