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184 Ratings
Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan 1er Grand Cru Classé
$524.00 USD
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Wine Details

Region

France

Wine Description

(1986 Vintage) The wine does possesses a tell-tale smoky tobacco and sweet black currant-scented nose, in addition to subtle new oak and minerals scents. This medium to full-bodied, rich, intensely smoky wine has still not reached its plateau of maturity.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: (87-89) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 149 on Oct-03
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2014
  • Wine Advocate
    (1987 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 88 on Aug-93
  • Robert Parker
    (1999 Vintage) "Deep plum, currant, and mineral notes emerge from the concentrated, beautifully balanced, pure 1999 Haut Brion. It seems to be cut from the same mold as years such as 1979 and 1985. There is a hint of graphite in the abundant fruit. The wine is medium to full-bodied, nuanced, subtle, deep, and provocatively elegant. It is made in a style that only Haut Brion appears capable of achieving. The finish is extremely long, the tannins sweet, and the overall impression one of delicacy interwoven with p...
  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 134 on Apr-01