1971 CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1971

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
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90-94 / 100

Very good

1971 CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1971

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 

Level 5/6 cm

Stock : 0 bottle
419,00 € tax incl. 349,17 € tax excl.

Condition Good

Stock : 15 bottles
384,00 € tax incl. 320,00 € tax excl.

Level 6/7 cm

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Level 4/5 cm

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Label No label

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Level 4/5 cm

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Level 4/5 cm

Cap Damaged

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Avis d'expert
88 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(Ed 1998)
For me, the 1971 is the best Haut-Brion produced between 1966 and 1975. This fully mature 1971 has a sumptuous, sweet, ripe, earthy, richly fruity flavor, medium to full body, a big, full-intensity, spicy bouquet, and a silky, supple texture. This very stylish and delicious wine should be drunk up. Not retasted since 1982, but I suspect this wine should still be in fine condition.
4 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
(01-1999)
Good wine. Showing better and better.Sweet, 'elegant', distinctive, good length.
90 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(09-2007)
Features
Vintage 1971
Rating 90-94
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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