1995 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 96
  • WS 95
  • NM 95
  • JG 94
  • IWC 93

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Reg: $599.00

$499.00

This product is
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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2003
It is fun to go back and forth between the 1995 and 1996, two superb vintages for Haut-Brion. The 1995 seems to have sweeter tannin and a bit more fat and seamlessness when compared to the more structured and muscular... It is fun to go back and forth between the 1995 and 1996, two superb vintages for Haut-Brion. The 1995 seems to have sweeter tannin and a bit more fat and seamlessness when compared to the more structured and muscular 1996. Certainly 1995 was a vintage that the brilliant administrator Jean Delmas handled flawlessly. The result is a deep ruby/purple-colored wine with a tight but promising nose of burning wood embers intermixed with vanilla, spice box, earth, mineral, sweet cherry, black currant, plum-like fruit, medium to full body, a high level of ripe but sweet tannin, and a finish that goes on for a good 40-45 seconds. This wine is just beginning to emerge from a very closed state where it was unyielding and backward. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035. - Robert Parker
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Sweet tobacco blackberries and violets on the nose. Subtle. Full-bodied and very tight with fantastic tannins and a long caressing finish. Wonderful texture. All in reserve still. Give this time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux... Sweet tobacco blackberries and violets on the nose. Subtle. Full-bodied and very tight with fantastic tannins and a long caressing finish. Wonderful texture. All in reserve still. Give this time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2010. -JS
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2014
Tasted at Christies' Boardroom dinner from an ex-chateau bottle. The 1995 Haut Brion has a gorgeous bouquet: less opulent than the bottle encountered in March 2011, here offering a more sedate, but somehow "languid... Tasted at Christies' Boardroom dinner from an ex-chateau bottle. The 1995 Haut Brion has a gorgeous bouquet: less opulent than the bottle encountered in March 2011, here offering a more sedate, but somehow "languid" bouquet of tertiary black fruit, cigar box and autumn leaves that are all beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, open for business with fine tension shimmering throughout. It does not quite possess the breeding or clinical focus of the 1996, but it is a generous Haut-Brion, rounded in texture with Morels and tobacco lining the finish. I would broach bottles of the 1995 before reaching for the 1996. Drink now-2025.
JG 94
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, May 2007
The ’95 Haut Brion is another lovely wine in the making, as it offers up a refined and classy bouquet of sweet dark berries, a bit of brick dust, Cuban tobacco, still some of the weedy tones of youth and a fine base of... The ’95 Haut Brion is another lovely wine in the making, as it offers up a refined and classy bouquet of sweet dark berries, a bit of brick dust, Cuban tobacco, still some of the weedy tones of youth and a fine base of Graves soil. Again, while I am sure that the château used plenty of new wood with the 1995 vintage, there is little or no sign of oak in the wine’s aromatics today. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, refined and seamless, with outstanding intensity of flavor, beautiful balance, and great length and grip on the moderately tannic finish. This wine at age twelve has begun to settle into the elegant profile of Haut Brion, and offers up outstanding potential. The 1996 will have to really come on down the road to outpace this brilliant Haut Brion. (Drink between 2015-2055)
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 1998
Very good deep red-ruby. Sweet highly expressive aromas of redcurrant hot stones roasted plum woodsmoke and tobacco. Fuller and more textured in the middle palate with a chewy tactile mouth feel that suggests strong... Very good deep red-ruby. Sweet highly expressive aromas of redcurrant hot stones roasted plum woodsmoke and tobacco. Fuller and more textured in the middle palate with a chewy tactile mouth feel that suggests strong extract and a wonderfully pliant texture. A firm mineral underpinning and sound acids frame the fruit. Expansive and seductively sweet in the mouth. Finishes very long and ripe with thoroughly civilized tannins.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 1995

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Haut-Brion’s grand vin is the embodiment of five centuries of tradition and plays a pivotal role in the worldwide history of wine. It is the oldest of the Bordeaux classed growths, the inventor of a new style of wine fashioned in the seventeenth century, and considered the world’s first luxury brand.

Typically more Merlot dominant than other Left Bank wines, the terroir of Haut-Brion is expressed through its empyreumatic bouquet (Havana cigars, chocolate, roasting, cedar wood, and so on). The attack is restrained, with precise yet exceedingly soft tannins. But the power of this wine is revealed in the surprising long mid-palate and even longer finish.

Winery

Haut Brion

The oldest of Bordeaux’s five first growths and the only property outside the Medoc to be included in the 1855 Classification, Chateau Haut-Brion was founded by Jean de Pontac in 1533. The name derives from the Celtic word briga, meaning “hill” or “high place”, and refers to the gravelly elevated terrain situated between the Le Peuge and Le Serpent streams.

History shows that as early as 1660, Haut-Brion wines were already appreciated at royal tables as evidenced by the purchase of 169 bottles by King Charles II of England, noted in the royal cellar book. Among the wine’s admirers are the famous London diarist Samuel Pepys, and Thomas Jefferson, who had distinguished the wine’s quality long before the 1855 Classification.

Arnaud III de Pontac was responsible for building the estate’s international reputation and for creating a new style of wine that is the basis for all currently classified growths - an era which historians have described as a revolution in winemaking.

Chateau Haut-Brion was acquired by the American financier Clarence Dillon on May 13, 1935 and has been managed by the same family since. Much of the estate’s success is also credited to the Delmas family, who have worked the estate for three generations. Nearly five centuries after the creation of its vineyard and 350 years after the first published mention under its current name, Chateau Haut-Brion remains one of the finest wines in the world today.