1985 CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1985

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
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SoDivin rating

95-100 / 100

Excellent

1985 CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1985

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
539,00 € tax incl. 449,17 € tax excl.

Cap Damaged

Stock : 1 bottle
499,00 € tax incl. 415,83 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
449,00 € tax incl. 374,17 € tax excl.
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Avis d'expert
96 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(09-2010) Tasted at the La Mission/Haut-Brion dinner at The Ledbury. This is the best bottle of Haut-Brion ’85 that I have encountered with a sensational bouquet that is almost identical to the last bottle in July, but with even greater lift and intensity, whilst the palate shows a touch more precision and poise that marries so effortlessly with its corpulent, sensual texture. Drinking perfectly now, it feels almost too good to cellar for longer! Drink now-2030. 

95 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

(02-2016) 

95 / 100
Jeannie Cho Lee
Jeannie Cho Lee

(03-2016)

95 / 100
SoDivin
SoDivin

(07-2014) Nose of black fruits. Cedar. Tobacco. A classy wine. Thick. Very fine tannins, elegant, supple. The mouth is delicious, fat. The most incredible aspect of this wine is the length. The last sip lasted more than 2 minutes. An impressive finish. Remarkable.

5 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
(04-2000)
Wonderful elegance and texture, 'tobacco taste and finish'.Lovely now but will continue
Features
Vintage 1985
Rating 95-100
Classification Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac Leognan
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
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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