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90-94 / 100

Very good

Condition Good

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Avis d'expert
96 / 100
Jean-Marc Quarin
Jean-Marc Quarin

(06-2011) Served in double magnum. Large nose, suave, very fruity and smoky. Remarkable palate, particularly aromatic, silky, with a subtle structure. It's unique.

93 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

(02-2013)

92 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

(09-2016)

91 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(07-2016) The Château Haut-Brion 1975 has been variable in the past, however this is one of the better examples with deep garnet color. The nose is lively with leather and scorched earth scents infusing the dusky black fruit, later a faint touch of terracotta coming through. The palate is well balanced, quite animally and feral for a respectable First Growth, but that is exactly what lends it its charm. There is just some dryness creeping in on the finish, so I would drink bottles over the next ten years or so. Perhaps given the quality of its sister La Mission Haut-Brion in this year, you would expect more, but it remains a delightful, self-effacing Haut-Brion that is best consumed sooner rather than later. 

4 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent

(01-1999)

Features
Vintage Wine 1975
Classification Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac Leognan
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Haut Brion
Country France
Château informations
Haut Brion

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.

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