Chateau Haut Brion

Château Haut-Brion
One of the oldest estates of the Bordeaux area, its history comprises over 500 years. In 1525, Jean de Pontac, the true founder of het estate, married Jeanne de Bellon. She brought as a dowry, the lands of Haut Brion. He carefully planned and built the château in 1549. One of his heirs, Arnaud de Pontac, was already an expert wine-grower and he conducted tastings to see how the wines aged.


The wine was already sold as Haut-Brion to distinguish itself from the generic “Graves” wines. The wine was mentioned by famous people such as Samuel Pepys (“Ho-Bryan”) and Thomas Jefferson for its outstanding quality and unique character. Around 1750, the wine was already bottled at the château.
In 1855 it was subsequently honored as “Premier Grand Cru”, together with Lafite, Margaux and Latour.


It was also the only château which wasn’t situated in the “Gironde Area”. Because of the oïdium, mildew and phylloxera diseases, the estate decided to graft and replant all the vines with resistant American rootstock and completed this operation in 1900.


In 1933 Clarence Dillon came in the Bordeaux region, seeking for a top château to buy. Although Châteaux such as Cheval-Blanc and Margaux were also for sale because of the crisis, it became in the end Château Haut-Brion.

The introduction of the unique bottle (modelled from old decanters), started with the 1958 vintage. Besides a “second wine” called “Le Clarence de Haut-Brion” (and before 2007: Bahans de Haut-Brion), they also produce a white wine “Château Haut-Brion Blanc”, produced in minuscule quantities.


The red wines display an earthy richness combined with silkiness and concentration while the white wine is considered one of the very best produced in Bordeaux and it has the opulence often compared with that of Le Montrachet Grand Cru in Burgundy. Both the red and the white wine are capable to last 30+ years. Grape varieties are for the red wines: Cabernet Sauvignon (45%), Merlot (37%) and Cabernet Franc (18%). For the white wine Sauvignon Blanc (53%) and Sémillon (47%) are used.

Legendary vintages are: 1926, 1928, 1929, 1945, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1982, 1989, 1990, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2015.

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Wines from Chateau Haut Brion

ProducerName Vintage l. Parker
Robert Parker is one of the world's most infuential wine critics. Ratings are from 50 – 100 points.
WS/JS
Ratings from WineSpectator/James Suckling. Ratings are from 50 – 100 points
Other
Tasting Notes from other wine professionals like Jancis Robinson, Rene Gabriel, Burghound etc. Ratings are from 10-20 points.
BOW
Rating from the Best of Wines Tasting panel. Ratings are from 5 – 10 points
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Number of bottles in stock
Price (incl. VAT)
Chateau Haut Brion (5 cm) 1971 0,75 89 18 8 1 € 289,00 € 349,69
Chateau Haut Brion 1993 0,75 92 91 18 7 2 € 329,00 € 398,09
Chateau Haut Brion 1999 1,5 93 91 19 8.5 1 € 749,00 € 906,29
Chateau Haut Brion 2002 0,75 89 93 18 8+ 2 € 329,00 € 398,09
Chateau Haut Brion 2007 0,75 92 91 8 3 € 349,00 € 422,29

Wines from Chateau Haut Brion

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ProducerName Vintage l. Parker
Robert Parker is one of the world's most infuential wine critics. Ratings are from 50 – 100 points.
WS/JS
Ratings from WineSpectator/James Suckling. Ratings are from 50 – 100 points
Other
Tasting Notes from other wine professionals like Jancis Robinson, Rene Gabriel, Burghound etc. Ratings are from 10-20 points.
BOW
Rating from the Best of Wines Tasting panel. Ratings are from 5 – 10 points
#
Number of bottles in stock
Price (incl. VAT)
Chateau Haut Brion • Bahans Haut Brion 1999 0,75 88 86 17 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion • Bahans Haut Brion 2005 0,75 89 92 17 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1947 0,375 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1959 0,75 93 98 20 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1961 0,75 100 96 20 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1962 0,75 88 20 - 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1964 0,375 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1964 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1965 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1966 0,75 86 16 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1969 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (5 cm) 1970 0,75 92 90 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1970 0,75 92 90 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1971 0,75 89 18 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (4 cm) 1971 0,75 89 18 8 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (7 cm) 1972 0,75 - 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (4 cm) 1972 0,75 - 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (3.5 cm) 1972 0,75 - 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (5 cm) 1973 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (4 cm) 1973 0,75 - 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (damaged label) 1973 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1973 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (5.5 cm) 1974 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1974 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (4 cm) 1974 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1975 0,75 94 90 18 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1976 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1977 0,75 74 16 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1978 0,75 86 90 17 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1979 0,75 93 88 17 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1980 0,75 83 15 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1981 0,75 85 82 16 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1982 0,75 95 95 18 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (damaged label) 1983 0,75 88 88 17 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1984 0,75 84 81 15 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1985 0,75 95 93 19 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1986 0,75 93 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1988 0,75 91 98 18 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1988 0,75 91 98 18 9- 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (very bin-stained label) 1989 0,75 100 100 20 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1989 0,75 100 100 20 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1989 3,0 100 100 20 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (handwriting on label) 1990 0,75 96 94 18 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1990 0,75 96 94 18 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (faded labels) 1990 0,75 96 94 18 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1991 0,75 89 85 17 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1992 0,75 90 88 17 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1993 1,5 92 91 18 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1994 0,75 93 94 18 8.5 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1994 1,5 93 94 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (slightly bin soiled label) 1995 0,75 96 95 19 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1995 0,75 96 95 19 9 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1996 0,75 92 92 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1997 0,75 89 90 18 8 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1998 0,75 99 97 19 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1998 1,5 96 97 19 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 1999 0,75 93 91 19 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (damaged label) 2000 0,75 99 94 19 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 2000 0,75 99 94 19 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 2001 0,75 94 95 19 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 2003 0,75 95 96 19 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 2004 0,75 92 95 18 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 2005 0,75 98 100 20 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 2006 0,75 96 95 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 2007 1,5 92 91 8 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (bin soiled label) 2008 0,75 96 92 18 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 2008 0,75 96 92 18 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion (wine stained) 2009 0,75 100 98 20 9.5 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 2009 0,75 100 98 20 9.5 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 2010 0,75 100 99 19 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 2011 0,75 93 95 18 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 2012 0,75 94 95 19 9 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 2014 0,75 96 98 9 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion 2015 0,75 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion • Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2007 0,75 87 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion • Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2008 0,75 90 88 17 8 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion • Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2011 0,75 93 92 17 8 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion • Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2012 0,75 89 17 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion • Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2013 0,75 89 17 0 sold out
Chateau Haut Brion • Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2014 0,75 93 0 sold out