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Chateau Haut Brion 1er Grand Cru Classe, Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France 2005

Chateau Haut Brion 1er Grand Cru Classe, Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France 2005

REVIEWS:
5

5 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Chateau Haut Brion

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
100/100

Chateau Haut Brion

750ML

£725.00

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Product Information

COUNTRY:

France

GRAPE:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

REGION:

Bordeaux, Pessac Leognan

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2015 - 2052

VINTAGE:

2005

ABV:

14.0%

SKU: 100213 Category: Tags: , , , ,

Description

There is a refreshing lack of pretension at Haut-Brion, whose intensely aromatic, concentrated fine red wines are consistently viewed as some of the very best in the entire Bordeaux region, including its fellow first growths of the Médoc.

Haut-Brion is also the least well-known of the first growths, and so its fine red wines rarely achieve a higher price than its contemporaries, which is good news for astute buyers. The Château was established atop two knolls or gravel croupes by the Pontac family in 1550 and has passed through five families since; being currently owned by the Dillon family. The real key to the estate’s steadfast position amongst Bordeaux’s elite has been the long, stable tenure of winemakers, particularly the (now late) legendary Jean-Bernard Delmas and his son, Jean-Philippe Delmas.

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CRITIC REVIEWS

CRITIC SCORE:
100/100

The 2005 Haut-Brion is a deep, meaty wine. Black cherry, game, smoke, tobacco, licorice, gravel and scorched earth saturate every corner of the palate. The 2005 is inky, creamy and voluptuous right out of the gate. It is also very young and in need of time in bottle. Most wines I tasted for this report started to lose a little steam after 24 hours, but the Haut-Brion kept getting better and better. It’s a magical wine, if a bit less accessible than most other 2005s at this stage.
100/100 - Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Tasted April 2021)