CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1980
CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1980
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1980 CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1980

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(02-2021) Maybe edging just past its peak, but this was still a tremendously enjoyable wine - one of the best few bottles on the night actually. The nose was delightful and very Haut Brion, with lovely drifts of tobacco spice swirling around a core of plums and cassis, loamy earth and fragrant herb. Very pretty. The palate was perfectly soft and silky, with the tannins completely resolved, and gentle acidity just tracing its way through lovely notes of cassis and plums laced with loamy notes forest floor and lovely blush of cigarette and tobacco spice - all trailing away into an oh-so elegant finish. Absolutely delightful. Not a wine of strength and weight, and perhaps lacking some of the voluptuousness of a great Haut-Brion, but this was such an elegant charmer.

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Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac Leognan
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Haut Brion
Château Haut Brion

It was in 1855 that Château Haut Brion was honored with the highest distinction of Médoc wines: Premier Cru Classé (First Growth). Château Haut Brion is the only non-Médoc domain to be included in the Médoc wine list, as well as the Graves wine classification as a Classified Growth!

Its soil is similar to elsewhere as a brother of Latour. Without being the most concentrated, Haut Brion is the most noble of wines from Pessac-Leognan and its longevity is unparalleled in the industry. The silky tannins are always exceptional. Chateau Haut-Brion is the oldest and yet the smallest of vineyards classified as Premiers Grands Crus in 1855 (Château Lafite-RothschildChâteau LatourChâteau MargauxChâteau Mouton RothschildChâteau Haut-Brion)

Although the vineyard has been active in the region since at least Roman times, the first mention of vineyards of Haut-Brion dates back only to 1423. In the early days, the wines were known by the name of the parishes where they came from. In the case of Haut-Brion, under the leadership of Pontac, the wine first bore the name of this noble and respectable family. Haut Brion was founded in 1525 by Jean de Pontac and since famous people have succeeded. The last of them, Clarence Douglas Dillon, was Minister of Finance of the United States under the Kennedy administration. As its reputation grew, the name of the estate came to replace that of its owners. The concept of Grand Cru is born! We find the first mention in the diary of Samuel Pepys, who wrote April 10, 1663: "I just tasted a French wine called Ho-Bryan (sic) which has the best and most special taste I've ever enountered."

Among the many great vintages of Château Haut Brion, the exceptional vintages are 1926, 1945, 1953, 1959, 1961, 1982, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000.