1989 CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1989

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
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SoDivin rating

95-100 / 100

Excellent

1989 CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1989

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 

Condition Good

Stock : 1 bottle
2 380,00 € tax incl. 1 983,33 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
100 / 100
SoDivin
SoDivin
(03-2013)
Very pretty nose of black fruit, licorice ... and charm. The mouth is perfect. The balance, gentleness concentration. It is creamy, velvety, concentrated, full, long. Nothing is missing. It is a great privilege to taste the wine. It is perfect and deserves its rating without hesitation.
98 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(09-2007)
100 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(05-1999)
This is unbelievable. Greatest Haut-Brion ever made. It's so evocative and multitlayered. Exotic aromas of fruit, leather, tobacco and earth and hints of spices. Full-bodied, with an amazing concentration of fruit and velvety tannins. The finish goes on for minutes.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2010. 12,000 cases made.
100 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(02-1997)
Haut-Brion has been the most consistent first-growth over the last decade, producing top-notch wines, even in such tough years as 1987, 1993, and 1994. The 1989 is one of a handful of truly profound wines from a vintage that tends to be overrated, save for the Pomerols, a few St.-Emilions, and some overachievers in the Medoc. However, 1989 was an extraordinary success for Jean Delmas, the administrator of Haut-Brion and La Mission-Haut-Brion. The prodigious 1989 Haut-Brion is one of the greatest first-growths I have ever tasted. It has always reminded me of what the 1959 must have tasted like in its youth, but it is even richer and more compelling aromatically. The wine exhibits an opaque rubypurple color, as well as a sweet nose of jammy fruit, tobacco, spicy oak, minerals, and smoke. Fabulously concentrated, with huge levels of fruit, extract, and glycerin, this wine is nearly viscous because of its thickness and richness. Low acidity gives the wine even more appeal and adds to its precociousness. The wine has not budged in development since it was first bottled, although it has always provided thrilling drinking because of its voluptuous texture. It needs another 5-6 years of bottle age before it will begin to develop Haut-Brion's fabulous fragrance. Expect it to hit its plateau of maturity around 2003-2005 and drink well for 15-25 years.
5 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
(11-2001)
Features
Vintage 1989
Rating 95-100
Classification Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac Leognan
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
100/100 Yes
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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