1999 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 93
  • WS 92
  • IWC 92
  • NM 92

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Reg: $475.00

$395.00

This product is
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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2002
Deep plum currant and mineral notes emerge from the concentrated beautifully balanced pure 1999 Haut Brion. It seems to be cut from the same mold as years such as 1979 and 1985. There is a hint of graphite in the abundant... Deep plum currant and mineral notes emerge from the concentrated beautifully balanced pure 1999 Haut Brion. It seems to be cut from the same mold as years such as 1979 and 1985. There is a hint of graphite in the abundant fruit. The wine is medium to full-bodied nuanced subtle deep and provocatively elegant. It is made in a style that only Haut Brion appears capable of achieving. The finish is extremely long the tannins sweet and the overall impression one of delicacy interwoven with power and ripeness. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2010
Delivers cooked berries with light cream aromas that turn to tobacco and cedar. Full-bodied featuring big yet well-integrated tannins and a chewy finish. Needs time still to mellow. Serious.-'89/'99 Bordeaux blind... Delivers cooked berries with light cream aromas that turn to tobacco and cedar. Full-bodied featuring big yet well-integrated tannins and a chewy finish. Needs time still to mellow. Serious.-'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Best after 2011. 12500 cases made. -JS
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2002
Ruby-red. Knockout nose combines black raspberry plum syrup hot stones Cuban tobacco and sexy oak tones. Large-scaled lush and seamless; pure silk in the mouth. More layered and longer than La Mission '99. Finishes with... Ruby-red. Knockout nose combines black raspberry plum syrup hot stones Cuban tobacco and sexy oak tones. Large-scaled lush and seamless; pure silk in the mouth. More layered and longer than La Mission '99. Finishes with broad lush tannins and excellent persistence.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2014
Tasted at Bordeaux Index lunch. The Chateau Haut-Brion 1999 is an off-vintage that should not be overlooked. At now 14 years of age it has developed a sensual bouquet with black truffle infusing the blackberry and cedar... Tasted at Bordeaux Index lunch. The Chateau Haut-Brion 1999 is an off-vintage that should not be overlooked. At now 14 years of age it has developed a sensual bouquet with black truffle infusing the blackberry and cedar fruit, having softened since I last tasted it back in June 2009. The palate is rounded and sweet on the entry with those svelte, satin-like tannins in place. It is much more open and generous than I was expecting with hints of liquorices towards the finish that displays moderate length. Drink now-2023.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 1999

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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.

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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.