2009 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 100
  • JS 100
  • JL 100
  • WS 98
  • DC 98
  • VN 97
  • WE 96

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Reg: $995.00

$795.00

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 6 btls
ETA: Mar. 2021

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019
The 2009 Haut-Brion is deep garnet colored and slightly closed and shy to begin, slowly unfurling to reveal sensuous notions of warm blackberries, plum preserves, mulberries and blackcurrant cordial with touches of star... expand The 2009 Haut-Brion is deep garnet colored and slightly closed and shy to begin, slowly unfurling to reveal sensuous notions of warm blackberries, plum preserves, mulberries and blackcurrant cordial with touches of star anise, mocha and damp soil. Full-bodied, taut and tightly wound in the mouth, the palate delivers mouth-coating black fruit and mineral layers with a very firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins, finishing long and earthy. This needs time! - Lisa Perrotti-Brown collapse
JS 100
jamessuckling.com, March 2019
Extravagant and exotic, but still lively, this is a super-concentrated and elegant wine that's already breathtaking, yet has enormous aging potential. Plenty of wet earth and mushroom character alongside the cassis and... expand Extravagant and exotic, but still lively, this is a super-concentrated and elegant wine that's already breathtaking, yet has enormous aging potential. Plenty of wet earth and mushroom character alongside the cassis and blackberry aromas. Super-long, perfectly balanced finish. Drink or hold. collapse
JL 100
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2012
With serious depth of color, a cornucopia of scents blast from the glass with smoky barbecue, wet earth, truffle, espresso and a variety of liqueur aromatics including plum, blackberry and cassis. Silky, creamy tannins... expand With serious depth of color, a cornucopia of scents blast from the glass with smoky barbecue, wet earth, truffle, espresso and a variety of liqueur aromatics including plum, blackberry and cassis. Silky, creamy tannins and an intensity of flavor, this wine fills your mouth and coats your palate with layers of opulent, ripe, pure fruit and glycerin. Yet everything is in balance with the structure to age, complexity that builds in the mouth, purity and freshness. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2009%20Ch%C3%A2teau%20Haut-Brion collapse
WS 98
Wine Spectator, March 2012
This enormous young wine is among the most backward of the vintage at this early stage with iron-clad grip holding the broad deep core of blackberry cassis and roasted fig notes in check for now. The finish is a torrent... expand This enormous young wine is among the most backward of the vintage at this early stage with iron-clad grip holding the broad deep core of blackberry cassis and roasted fig notes in check for now. The finish is a torrent of dense almost compressed layers of tobacco leaf hot paving stone singed bay leaf and tar that will take at least a decade to massage together fully. This one is for the kids born in 2009. Best from 2020 through 2040. 10500 cases made. -JM collapse
DC 98
Decanter, February 2019
Inky purple in colour, this has a rich, intense nose of damson, blackberry and olive paste. The palate is generous in texture and weight, more broad-shouldered than Château Margaux - which is already beginning to show its... expand Inky purple in colour, this has a rich, intense nose of damson, blackberry and olive paste. The palate is generous in texture and weight, more broad-shouldered than Château Margaux - which is already beginning to show its florality. This is balanced but well built in every inch. The warmth of the vintage coming through as fruit ripeness, liquorice, spice and punch, with the beginnings of truffle notes. There's no question of its excellence and its bonhomie. collapse
VN 97
Vinous, July 2012
Vivid deep ruby. Knockout fruity nose offers blackcurrant strawberry rosemary truffle and a stony note. Then very closed in the middle with cabernet sauvignon-dominated flavors of cassis cigar box cedar and minerals. ... expand Vivid deep ruby. Knockout fruity nose offers blackcurrant strawberry rosemary truffle and a stony note. Then very closed in the middle with cabernet sauvignon-dominated flavors of cassis cigar box cedar and minerals. Finishes long and deep with massive but smooth tannins and a lingering note of violet. This will need plenty of time in the cellar but should be an outstanding memorable Haut Brion. Offhand I do not recall a better pair of wines from any estate in 2009: millionaires will have a lot of fun trying to choose between La Mission and Haut Brion in 20 years' time. collapse
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
Solid, very structured, packed with dense and dry tannins. There is a core of acidity and darkness that gives the wine a brooding, powerful character. At this stage, it seems austere although it does have the weight of... expand Solid, very structured, packed with dense and dry tannins. There is a core of acidity and darkness that gives the wine a brooding, powerful character. At this stage, it seems austere although it does have the weight of fruit typical of the year. collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2009
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Label

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.