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Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan 1er Grand Cru Classé
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Wine Details

Region

France

Wine Description

(1989 Vintage) 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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    Bill kelly

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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