1955 CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION Blanc 1955

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
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SoDivin rating

90-94 / 100

Very good

1955 CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION Blanc 1955

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
1 590,00 € tax incl. 1 325,00 € tax excl.
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1 290,00 € tax incl. 1 075,00 € tax excl.

Level Mid-shoulder

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1 020,00 € tax incl. 850,00 € tax excl.

Level Low-shoulder

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695,00 € tax incl. 579,17 € tax excl.
Stock : 2 bottles
759,00 € tax incl. 632,50 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
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Autre
Autre
Arnaud de la Bardonnie of Cuvelier Bordeaux (2015) :
The (1955 white Haut Brion) still has a nice acidity, not at all honeyed. Walnut and almond in the mouth. The finish is lightly woody.
The pleasure is brief but for the passionate, a very nice moment!
4 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
(9-1996)
A good year for dry white wines. A very strong-flavoured wine. A rich, complex bouquet.
92 / 100
SoDivin
SoDivin
(102015)
Avant même d’ouvrir la bouteille, la couleur ambrée voulait nous laisser croire à un vin gourmand. A l’ouverture, le nez fait assurément penser à un Sauternes. Des notes de fruits secs, abricot.
En bouche le vin est dense, épais. Sur l’attaque le vin est légèrement fumé avec une une belle fraîcheur. La surprise se fait quand on ne retrouve pas le sucré que l’on aurait pu s’imaginer et pourtant le vin sait se faire gourmand. Par la suite, la bouche emplit le palais avec élégance sur des notes de fruits secs. La finale est très longue, sur le grain. Ce vin est définitivement fin, subtil et soyeux.
Features
Vintage 1955
Rating 90-94
Classification Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac Leognan
Colour White
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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