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Château Haut Brion 2014 1er Cru Pessac Leognan

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One of the world's greatest estates. There isn't a vintage that goes by that doesn't include the word 'magnificent' and any cellar cannot be classed as great unless there is atleast one case of this top Chateau sitting in it.
Type:
Vintage:
2014
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
50% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14.5%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Pessac-Léognan
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2022 through to 2040
Closure Type:
Cork
£420.00
 

Château Haut-Brion

The only one of the five first growths outside of the Médoc, Château Haut-Brion lies in the Pessac-Léognan region slightly further south, and is surrounded by the suburbs of Pessac. The urban, rather than rural location is somewhat rare for a property of this status (though research shows this results in higher temperatures, which aid vine growth) and accounts for its smaller size, though there are still 51 hectares under vine. Haut-Brion is one of the oldest wine estates in Bordeaux, and probably the first to make wine under its own name, with winemaking underway around 100 years before its first growth peers. It has really only been owned by four major families, each of which made its own impact and contributed to the property’s high repute.

Tasting Notes

95-96 points - James SucklingJames Suckling, 27th March 2015 Dense and tight now with blackberries, blueberries, iodine, minerals and currants. Full-bodied, firm and closed, yet there is a persistence and length that is most impressive. Polished and very classy.

Food Matches

Delicious with Beef Wellington