1972 CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1972

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
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85-89 / 100

Good

1972 CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1972

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 

Condition Good

Stock : 1 bottle
398,00 € tax incl. 331,67 € tax excl.
Stock : 1 bottle
359,00 € tax incl. 299,17 € tax excl.
Stock : 2 bottles
345,00 € tax incl. 287,50 € tax excl.

Cap Damaged

Stock : 1 bottle
345,00 € tax incl. 287,50 € tax excl.

Level 4/5 cm

Stock : 0 bottle
330,00 € tax incl. 275,00 € tax excl.
Stock : 1 bottle
325,00 € tax incl. 270,83 € tax excl.

Level 4/5 cm

Label Slightly damaged

Cap Damaged

Stock : 0 bottle
299,00 € tax incl. 249,17 € tax excl.

Level 5 cm

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299,00 € tax incl. 249,17 € tax excl.

Level 6/7 cm

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249,00 € tax incl. 207,50 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
85 / 100
SoDivin
SoDivin
(11-2012)
We were a little afraid of this wine because the vintage is very difficult. And in fact, upon opening, it seemed quite thin. The alcohol and the acidity dominated at this point. A lack of roundness and richness. The wine is not unpleasant but it is somewhat transparent in all aspectts. At this point we noted it 80100 not more.
However, the further the tasting advance, the more the bottle was emptied, the better it became. The smokey nose, characteristic of the chateau, is discovered, the wine becomes more subtantive and round. This wine became very good, balanced, ample and generous.
As is often the case with old wines, the second part of the bottle is much more interesting. The note went from 80 to 89100.
Features
Vintage 1972
Rating 85-89
Classification Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac Leognan
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
New 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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