CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1986
CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1986
CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1986
CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1986
CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1986
CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1986
CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1986
CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1986
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1986 CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1986

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96 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Tasted at the La Mission/Haut-Brion dinner at The Ledbury. A second bottle from my cellar and it is almost identical with that engaging bouquet of fresh tobacco and here, a touch of Cohiba cigar! Again, the palate has a great deal of freshness and mineralite, perhaps even more cohesive than the previous bottle, with an foursquare but beautifully defined finish. Shame it is my last bottle. Drink now-2035
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95 / 100
Jeannie Cho Lee April - 2014
Jeannie Cho Lee
A classic Haut Brion that exudes tobacco and cedarbox flavours with round, supple tannins. Perfect to enjoy now, this wine has all the bottled aged complexity that one looks for in an Haut Brion at its peak.
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95 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
At 30 years of age this can easily go another 30 years without breaking a sweat. There is a softness to the powerful, ever present tannins that the other top wines from 1986 do not display. The smoky, tobacco driven nose is a treat as well. 2 hours of air will help, and ten more years in the bottle will help even more!
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95 / 100
Cellar Tracker March - 2024
Cellar Tracker
A very powerful wine still! I openned 4 hrs in btl to serve and found tight in structure and tongue catching, but leaving in decanter for half an hr later, it shone as a top BDX. Dark brown cloudy, noble nose of old Bordeaux, mouthful feeling, long after taste. A perfect conclusion wine among other 86 vintages red for her.
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94 / 100
Jean-Marc Quarin December - 2016
Jean-Marc Quarin
Dark color, of medium intensity and evolved. Aromatic nose, dominated by a note of tar. Beautiful silky entry in the mouth, then the wine melts into a taste of fruit mixed with notes of pine wood, smoke and tar. The flavor, strange, is reminiscent of peated whiskeys, but the physical presence of the wine in the mouth and the tactile construction are impeccable. Nice length. Fine tannins. Particularly typical Haut Brion vintage.
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93 / 100
Falstaff February - 2011
Falstaff
Strong crimson garnet, wide ocher rim, orange reflections. Ripe sour cherry fruit on the nose, delicate chocolate and candied orange zest, fine tobacco spice, needs air. Juicy ripe plum fruit, pleasant extract sweetness, lively acidity, fine dark berry fruit on the finish, very balanced, medium complexity, delicate bitter chocolate aftertaste.
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92 / 100
Tom Cannavan January - 2000
Tom Cannavan
Dense, still crimson/black at core picking up ruby through to light orange at rim. Quite dank on the nose, quite vegetal at first, but the Haut-Brion profile of dark, tight, bittersweet black fruit begins to push through. On the palate juicy and savoury with a coffee-bean flavour mixing with plum, liquorice and a suggestion of coal. There are still quite grippy tannins and moderately high acidity that grip into the finish. This seems slightly awkward for Haut-Brion, but this massively tannic and structured vintage might just need more time.
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18.5/20
Jancis Robinson April - 2014
Jancis Robinson
Superb wine at the round, sweet peak of its powers. So sweet that I would never have guessed it was a 1986 and would probably have taken it for a Pomerol. Gorgeous stuff.
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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.