Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan 1er Grand Cru Classé
1er Cru Classé
International Wine Cellar(2002 Vintage) Full, bright ruby-red. Spicy, fresh aroma of black raspberry, with a hint of smoked meat. Dense and fine-grained, with enticing, nicely delineated flavors of black raspberry, minerals and sweet tobacco. Distinctly dark fruit in character, with lively framing acidity. Finishes firmly tannic and persistent. As always, this will be one of Bordeaux's best second wines.
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...