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Château Haut-Brion 2015

Bordeaux - Pessac-Léognan - 1er Grand Cru Classé - Château Haut-Brion

1st Classified Growth in 1855

Bottle 0.75L
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Grape varieties
Merlot 50%
Cabernet Sauvignon 42%
Cabernet Franc 8%
Château Haut-Brion

Château Haut-Brion

The Château Haut-Brion enjoys a reputation dating back centuries, a model of longevity and excellence resulting from an exceptional terroir. The first traces of Domaine date back to 1525 when Jean de Pontac, a notable parliamentary official in Bordeaux, received it by marriage and began construction of Château in 1549, while increasing the size of the vineyard. Served at the tables of the kings of England as attested to in a 1660 archive, Château was the first to appear under its vintage name, "Ho Bryan" as expressed in 1663 by Samuel Pepys, a member of the English Parliament, in his diary.

During the famous 1855 classification, Château Haut-Brion was the only Domaine from the Graves region to appear in it, as the Ist Grand Cru Classé, sharing this distinction with four Domaines : Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Margaux, Château Latour as well as Château Mouton Rothschild since 1973.

Bought in 1935 by the American banker Clarence Dillon and run today by his descendant, Prince Robert of Luxembourg, Château Haut-Brion is based on a gravel vineyard of 51 hectares : 48ha in red dedicated to the production of the grand vin and Second wine, Clarence de Haut-Brion (44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot), and 3ha in white dedicated to the production of the grand vin blanc Sec (52% Semillon and 47% Sauvignon blanc).

The great red wine of Château Haut-Brion is a wine of extraordinary intensity, complex and with a velvety power that leaves its mark. As for the white wine it produces, it is said to be the greatest white wine Sec of Bordeaux, mineral and smooth.

Critics Château Haut-Brion 2015.

Robert Parker
Wine Spectator
Wine Enthusiast
Bettane & Desseauve
Jean-Marc Quarin
La Revue du Vin de France

Description Château Haut-Brion 2015.

The year 2015 is one of the house's very good vintages. Following a long scorching and dry period, this allowed a very good flowering until the arrival, in August, of miraculous rains. These rains allowed the grapes to reach perfect maturity.

Blend of 50% Merlot Noir, 8% Cabernet Franc and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon.

The color is deep garnet red.

The nose is round and intense, we find notes of red and black fruits such as blackcurrant, burlat or black cherry from the Basque Country. There are also spicy notes such as liquorice, cloves.

The palate is of great finesse, and reveals the relief of ripe fruit, mixed with cocoa bean.

The finish is long with hints of mocha.

An exceptional rating from the famous Robert Parker: 100/100. It is a Premier Grand Cru Classé that will continue to increase in value.

It is a wine to keep for which care will be taken to allow the bottles to age in the cellar, lying down, away from light and noise with a humidity of around 70%.

It is a wine which is bordering on its peak nowadays but whose asymptote can continue to evolve until the 2040s. Successive tastings are to be done in order to measure the evolution of the wine.