1999 Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan
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131 Ratings
1999 Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan

Wine Description

(From 2010 Vintage) Opaque purple color as well as a gorgeous perfume of scorched earth/burning embers, blueberries, black currant liqueur and crushed rocks. Full and opulent with nobility, finesse, purity and elegance,

Winemaker's Notes

"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...

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"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...

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    wow keeping up with the super 1999 first growth tastings. not as good as margaux but it stands well on its own.

    about 3 years
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    WS 96 WA 93

    over 1 year
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  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2002
  • Wine Advocate