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1989 Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan
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3 Ratings
1989 Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan

Wine Description

A very hot year and also very dry ; such years produce great vintages. Here is what we can say about this wine today : first, the wine shows great concentration of aromas and a lot of mellowness due to lovely tannins and a rather low acidity. A wine with a lot of fitness and harmony. One might compare it to the 1959 for its structure and mellowness. Similar weather conditions produced a rather similar crop.

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A very hot year and also very dry ; such years produce great vintages. Here is what we can say about this wine today : first, the wine shows great concentration of aromas and a lot of mellowness due to lovely tannins and a rather low acidity. A wine with a lot of fitness and harmony. One might compare it to the 1959 for its structure and mellowness. Similar weather conditions produced a rather similar crop.

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  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 103, July/August 2002 ($425-$675) Medium red. Highly nuanced, roasted aroma dominated by tobacco, grilled nuts, smoke and vanillin oak. Densely packed, but also juicy and penetrating, with great thrust and superb vinosity. A very powerful wine with a robust tannic structure. Finishes very long and strong. This and La Mission really transcend the vintage.
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (98-100) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 79 on Feb-92
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator