Haut Brion - 2009 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Château Haut Brion

100 points - The Wine Advocate
100 points - The Wine Advocate
100 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate

Regular price €957.60 Inc Vat
€1,276.80/l
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The 2016 Haut-Brion is blended of 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is at once profound and arresting, offering drop-dead gorgeous Morello cherries, lilacs and red rose scents with a core of Black Forest cake, warm blackcurrants and blueberry preserves plus wafts of sandalwood and underbrush. Medium-bodied, the elegantly crafted palate is completely packed with intense floral, mineral and cassis-laced flavors with a firm frame of very finely pixelated tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and achingly stunning.
A blend of 50% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Haut-Brion is reticent to begin, languidly revealing crushed black cherries, ripe black plums and wild blueberries with sparks of cinnamon stick, cloves, nutmeg, espresso, unsmoked cigars, tapenade, crushed rocks and lavender. The full-bodied palate possesses wonderfully complementary contrasts of bold black and blue fruit richness and delicately nuanced cherry fruit, baking spices and floral accents, strutting ripe, finely pixelated tannins and seamless acidity that is placed firmly in the background, finishing very long and with plenty of attitude. This impeccably poised, exquisitely perfumed 2015 Haut-Brion possesses the most alluring yet seemingly effortless beauty. While it bears only a passing resemblance in its opulent personality to the now legendary 1989, like that vintage the 2015 cannot fail to hedonically satiate and intellectually edify all lovers of great Bordeaux who drink it. What’s more, it also has the blue-blooded tenaciousness to remain this jaw-droppingly impressive, throughout its many guises over time, and for a very, very long time.
The 2009 Haut-Brion is deep garnet colored and slightly closed and shy to begin, slowly unfurling to reveal sensuous notions of warm blackberries, plum preserves, mulberries and blackcurrant cordial with touches of star anise, mocha and damp soil. Full-bodied, taut and tightly wound in the mouth, the palate delivers mouth-coating black fruit and mineral layers with a very firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins, finishing long and earthy.
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Haut-Brion has a more ostentatious bouquet than the comparatively reserved La Mission: quite feisty blackberry, briary, kirsch and red plum scents, hints of leather and sage tucked just underneath. This is a bouquet determined to make an impression! The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, a gentle build to a concentrated, earthy, truffle-tinged finish that lingers long in the mouth. This seems to have the upper-hand over the La Mission and probably has a longer future. A thoroughbred from Jean-Philippe Delmas and his team. - Neal Martin
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
Pessac-Léognan
Producer:
Château Haut Brion
Grapes/Blend:
40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc.
Ageing:
22 months + in new oak
Pairing sugesstion:
Beef,Lamb,Venison,Grilled vegetables,Hard Cheese

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One of the longest and most illustrious histories of all of Bordeaux’s great wines, Haut-Brion can lay serious claim to being the world’s first luxury brand.

The property...

One of the longest and most illustrious histories of all of Bordeaux’s great wines, Haut-Brion can lay serious claim to being the world’s first luxury brand.

The property derives its name from an ancient Celtic term “Briga.” Loosely translated, this means a rise or mound in the land.

“And there drank a sort of French wine called Ho Bryan (sic), that hath a good and most particular taste that I never met with…” Samuel Pepys, 10th April 1663

From Pepys and John Locke to Charles II and Thomas Jefferson, Haut Brion has been just as celebrated as the people who enjoyed and wrote about it.

The only estate classified for the 1855 Grand Exposition in Paris from outside the Médoc, it was no surprise that Haut Brion was ranked Premier Grand Cru Classé – the best of the best. With its distinctive embossed bottle and sophisticated label, Haut Brion is truly one of the greatest wines in the world.

The estate is currently owned by Prince Robert of Luxembourg following the marriage of Joan Dillon of the American Dillon family into the Luxemburg Royal Family. The winemaking has been in the hands of the Delmas family for three generations, and Jean-Philippe Delmas, the current winemaker, has amply filled his father Jean Bernard’s celebrated shoes. Often regarded as the wine aficionado’s great Bordeaux château (and certainly a favourite of Robert Parker) the wines epitomise power with elegance, structure with suppleness.

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Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90...
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation.

The finest (and most expensive) of these are the wines from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The former is focused (at the top level) on Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter pair on on Merlot.

The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines based on Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. These range from dry whites to challenge the best from the Burgundy region (Pessac-Léognan is particularly renowned) to the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
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