Chateau Haut-Brion 1999 (1 x 750mL), Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France.

Appellation: Pessac-Leognan A.C., Graves, Bordeaux. First Growth of 1855 Classification

The oldest of the Bordeaux classed growth, the inventor of a new style of wine in the 17th century, the world's first luxury brand...whenever Chateau Haut-Brion is mentioned, one quickly runs out of superlatives. This wine is the embodiment of five centuries of traditional and plays a pivotal role in the worldwide history of wine.

Overview

Appellation: Pessac-Leognan A.C., Graves, Bordeaux. First Growth of 1855 Classification

The oldest of the Bordeaux classed growth, the inventor of a new style of wine in the 17th century, the world's first luxury brand...whenever Chateau Haut-Brion is mentioned, one quickly runs out of superlatives. This wine is the embodiment of five centuries of traditional and plays a pivotal role in the worldwide history of wine.

Region:
FRA - Bordeaux
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

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 power and ripeness. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025.

Rating 93 - Drink: 2007 - 2025 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (APR/2002)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Lovely colour, a handsome dark red, both lively and young.

Aroma/Palate

The nose gives a strong impression of softness and harmony. All the aromatic elements are perfectly proportioned: the tinge of woody vanilla, the sweetness of lightly cooked caramel, the slight aggressiveness of liquorish, red and black berries, mulberry, and cherry all meld into a perfect balance discovered in the mouth rendering a finish both long and sweet that gives this wine an exceptional charm.