2007 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • IWC 94
  • WA 92
  • WS 91

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IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2010
Bright ruby-red. Pure but youthfully inexpressive nose hints at raspberry and tobacco after extended aeration. Sweet suave and pliant with a silky texture perked up by minerality and lifted by a spicy component. Really... Bright ruby-red. Pure but youthfully inexpressive nose hints at raspberry and tobacco after extended aeration. Sweet suave and pliant with a silky texture perked up by minerality and lifted by a spicy component. Really lovely consistent ripeness here showing neither roasted nor green qualities. Took on a more floral character with air. This superbly elegant wine really saturates the palate and lingers. Tannins are fine and sweet.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2010
A brilliant effort the 2007 Haut-Brion offers up aromas of crushed rocks graphite plum sauce raspberries and black cherries. The aromatics are truly complex for a three year-old wine. While the wine does not possess the... A brilliant effort the 2007 Haut-Brion offers up aromas of crushed rocks graphite plum sauce raspberries and black cherries. The aromatics are truly complex for a three year-old wine. While the wine does not possess the fat and succulence of its nearby neighbor La Mission Haut-Brion its elegance finesse and nobility are apparent. Medium-bodied rich and intense with stunning aromatics it can be drunk now or cellared for 15 years.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2010
There's beautiful sweetness of fruit on the nose with floral and ripe plum undertones. Very aromatic and subtle. Medium- to full-bodied with fine tannins and a delicate fruit finish. Refined. Best after 2013.
JJB 94
Andrew Frieden - JJ Buckley, April 2008
43% Merlot 44% Cabernet Sauvignon 13% Cabernet Franc. The color is dark inky purple almost opaque. The fruit is black berry and plum framed in mocha and caramelized toffee nougat. The palate is medium to full bodied with... 43% Merlot 44% Cabernet Sauvignon 13% Cabernet Franc. The color is dark inky purple almost opaque. The fruit is black berry and plum framed in mocha and caramelized toffee nougat. The palate is medium to full bodied with a beautiful attack of bright and pure red and black fruits with a hint of mocha chocolate framed in by well integrated tannins. I put this one at the top of my list for the vintage of First Growths along with Chateau Latour. Fat mid-palate and richness with plus concentration that everyone would want in a world class wine. Power and grace.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2007

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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.