Pessac-Léognan - 2004
1er Cru Classé 1855
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château HAUT BRION château HAUT BRION 2004 château Pessac-Léognan - 2004
1er Cru Classé 1855
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ASSEMBLAGE: 61% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc
Le nez est relativement discret mais d’une grande netteté, avec tour à tour des nuances de fruits rouges, minérales, de boisé, de fumé. Nous retrouvons cette complexité en bouche. Malgré une grande concentration, les tanins ne heurtent pas le palais. Le vin est rectiligne, long, précis. Derrière une austérité de façade, nous découvrons un vin d’une grande élégance et d’un grand raffinement. Avec le 2004, le Château Haut-Brion a élaboré un des grands vins du millésime.

Robert Parker – 92/100 Drink 2009-2034

The dark plum/ruby-hued 2004 Haut-Brion exhibits a noble, discrete, smoky bouquet revealing notions of plum liqueur, black currants, sweet cherries, and subtle earth. In addition to its aromatic complexity, this medium-bodied effort reveals classic elegance and delicacy as well as sweet fruit in the mouth and a long finish. Give this streamlined, civilized wine 2-4 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 20-25 years. It is amazingly similar to Haut-Brion’s 1999.

Jancis Robinson – 17/20 Drink 2014-2030

Very funky on the nose, not an immediate charmer, though I am shocked to see that the MWs have drained the bottle much faster than any other Graves! Didn’t show very well. A disappointing bottle?

Neal Martin – 95/100 Drink 2012-2025

This is an excellent Haut-Brion from a modest vintage. It has a charming, lifted nose of blackberry, cranberry and fresh black olives, all with fine definition and refinement. The palate is medium-bodied, very refined as if the wine is holding everything back until later. There are notes of blackberry, cranberry and a touch of raspberry leaf with a cedar/sous-bois character becoming more evident with aeration. Great persistency, but it is the sheer elegance of this wine that seduces. Impressive. Drink 2012-2025+ Tasted November 2008.

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Customer Reviews : 51 5

iPad / Roppongi  (Wednesday, 30 November 2011)
Rating: 5

Château Haut-Brion-1er Cru Classé en 1855-Appellation Pessac-Léognan
Château Haut-Brion Château Haut-Brion is a First Growth in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. It is located in Pessac, Graves just one mile (2 km) from the city of Bordeaux. The vineyard consists of 109 acres (441,000 m²) producing 12,000 to 15,000 cases of wine each year. Located in the Graves region, it was the only non-Médoc estate to be included in the 1855 classification.

The cultivation of the vineyard of the château Haut-Brion in the middle of town with jealous care, its ability to age more than its neighbours – up to about twenty years, or even more, the men working under the lead of Jean Delmas, the modern cuvier, the artisitcally lead winemaking…. All this contributes to the success of a domainn, producing the greatest red wines and rare white wines.
Average age of vines is 30 years.

Château Bahans Haut-Brion, although a second wine, has the same treatment throughout as Château Haut-Brion. Grown on the same land as Château Haut-Brion, Château Bahans Haut-Brion, profits from the same planting and harvest techniques, and has the advantage of the same rigorous selection and thoroughness in vinification as the "Grand Vin".

Bahans Haut-Brion is aged partly in new barrels and partly in barrels that have been used for the previous year's First Growth. Undoubtedly, this Second Wine of a First Classified
Growth, Château Bahans Haut-Brion, is a great wine on its own merits.
Facts & Figures :
Area under vine : 48 hectares
Production : 120 000 à 170 000 bouteilles
Soil : Graveleux avec sous-sol argilo-sableux
Grape varieties : 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc
Ageing : 18 à 22 mois (80 % de barriques neuves)