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153 Ratings
Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan
$549.99 USD
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Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) Coming joint second in our list of Left Bank First Growths in 2008 (along withMouton, with Ch. Latour in the lead) Ch. Haut-Brion seriously impressed us thisvintage. With a nose of dark, brambly spice this was evidently restrained butstill had layer upon layer of complex fruit character. The tannins wereassertive but coated in a fantastic ball of dark fruit that suggests they willmellow wonderfully with time. Only 35% of the total production went into theGrand Vin this year and with only 7,000 cases made, it is the smallestproduction since 1992. This is a rarity: buy up while you can.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (1982 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 129
  • Wine Advocate
    (1982 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95
  • Wine Spectator
    (1982 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Robert Parker
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
  • Wine Spectator
    (2007 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2010