Chateau Haut Brion

France > Bordeaux > Graves > Pessac-Leognan

Once described by Hugh Johnson as a 'suave equilibrium of force and finesse with the hints of earth and fern, tobacco and caramel'.

This is an unusual chateau because, like its brother La Mission, it is close to the heart of Bordeux but is surrounded by private homes. Already sumptuous, the 2005 will only get better with cellaring and will probably be at its best from 2017 onwards. The 1989 is dark crimson, powerful and hard to forget.

Wine Chateau Haut Brion Bordeaux Cellars
Wine Chateau Haut Brion Bordeaux Cellars
Wine Chateau Haut Brion Bordeaux Cellars
Wine Chateau Haut Brion Bordeaux Cellars

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon
55
Merlot
25
Cabernet Franc
20
Chateau Haut Brion,
135 Avenue Jean Jaurès,
33600 Pessac, France

Top vintages

Areas under vine

190 Acres

Average annual production

10000 Cases per annum

Ageing

Aged in new oak barrels for 24-27 months

Soil

Gravel soil with a subsoil of clay and sand

Appellation

Pessac Leognan

Vintage Prices

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Wine score: 0/100