Château Haut-Brion

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Château Haut-Brion 2010 Red (Pessac-Léognan)

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A firm and serious wine, complex and complicated, one of the finest wines from 2010 vintage. It has a rich undertow of black fruits, while the tannins dominate at this stage. To add to the powerful range of flavors, the wine has an edge of severity that bodes well for its long-term future.

 — R.V.  (5/1/2013)
98
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Château Haut-Brion 2007 Bordeaux-style White Blend (Pessac-Léognan)

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  1. $800

The palate opens slowly, offering an initial citrus character, followed by wood and then, finally, wonderfully rich, but taut fruit. There is still a toast character here, with apricots and pear on top of the citrus, but it is still only just developing. In 10–15 years, it will be a magnificent wine.

 — R.V.  (12/15/2010)
98
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Château Haut-Brion 2005 Red (Pessac-Léognan)

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  1. $1500

A big, virile wine, dominated by dark and firm tannins. The structure comes from powerful black fruits, the wood only showing as dry edge to the tannins. It’s firm, obviously destined for long aging, with initial blackberry fruits powering through the density. A stupendous wine that will last many decades.

 — R.V.  (6/1/2008)
97
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Château Haut-Brion 2012 Bordeaux-style White Blend (Pessac-Léognan)

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This wine encompasses all the star qualities of white Bordeaux. Lemon and grapefruit tones are balanced by ripe yellow fruit and spicy toastiness. Everything is in harmony in this wine that is sure to age well. Drink from 2019.

 — R.V.  (5/1/2015)
97
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Château Haut-Brion 2012 Barrel Sample Red (Pessac-Léognan)

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96–98. Barrel sample. A beautifully ripe wine that’s very dense in its character. The wine is generous and rich, while also structured. It already has delicious black plum fruit and velvet tannins. A wonderful, opulent wine that’s packed with full-throated Merlot.

 — R.V.  (4/10/2013)
96
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Château Haut-Brion 2012 Red (Pessac-Léognan)

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Firm and solid, this is one of the successes of 2012. It’s properly dark and tough at this stage, with that serious intent that’s a hallmark of Haut-Brion. Layers of firm tannins are interspersed with blackberry fruits and juicy acidity. The wine is dense and concentrated, with the wood aging still showing. This powerful wine will need many years. Drink from 2024.

 — R.V.  (5/1/2015)
96
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Château Haut-Brion 2013 Barrel Sample Bordeaux-style White Blend (Pessac-Léognan)

95–97. Barrel Sample. A magnificently rich, rounded wine, packed with pineapple, apricot and crisp apple flavors. Citrus acidity gives freshness, and the wood aging will smooth the tight acidity with time. Impressive and complex, this is a white wine that needs to age.

 — R.V.  (4/2/2014)
96
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Château Haut-Brion 2009 Red (Pessac-Léognan)

  1. $1200

Solid, very structured, packed with dense and dry tannins. There is a core of acidity and darkness that gives the wine a brooding, powerful character. At this stage, it seems austere although it does have the weight of fruit typical of the year.

 — R.V.  (2/1/2012)
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