Chateau La Tour Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan Grand Cru Classe – 2005

  • Ready 2013 - 2025
  •  91/100
  •  France > Bordeaux > Graves > Pessac-Leognan

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Graves > Pessac-Leognan

Producer

Chateau La Tour Haut-Brion

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Blend Red

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Vineyard

Chateau La Tour Haut-Brion

Producer

Chateau La Tour Haut-Brion

Appellation

Péssac-Léognan

Designation

AOP

Classification

Grand Cru Classe

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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2008
Drink: 2013-2025


Beginning in 2006, this vineyard became part of La Mission-Haut-Brion's second wine, so 2005 will be the final vintage of La Tour Haut-Brion. That's a shame as many superb, under-the-radar wines were produced under this moniker in the forties, fifties, sixties, seventies, and early eighties. The 2005 is a 2,000-case blend of 41% Cabernet Franc, 32% Merlot, and 27% Cabernet...

...Sauvignon, a relatively high amount of Cabernet Sauvignon for a Pessac-Leognan property. It offers classic notes of scorched earth, asphalt, smoky black cherries, and roasted herbs. Medium-bodied and tannic, it is an excellent, but not inspirational claret that should be at its finest between 2013-2025.


Vinous
Tasted: 05/01/2008
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Author: Stephen Tanzer


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2007
Drink: 2015-2025


The very last vintage (starting in 2006 this vineyard became part of the second wine of La Mission-La Chapelle), this dense ruby/purple-colored, well-textured, broodingly backward 2005 is a 2,000-case blend of 41% Cabernet Franc, 32% Merlot, and 27% Cabernet Sauvignon. Displaying notes of scorched earth, smoke, and asphalt, medium body, and elevated tannin, it needs 7-8 years to reveal its full potential. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.



JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 21/04/2017
Drink: 2016-2030


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Area under vines: 5 hectares
Soils: Gravel
Production: 2500 cases a year
Ageing: in 80% new oak barrels for 18 to 22 months
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 42%
  • Cabernet Franc 35%
  • Merlot 23%

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Contact details

Name

Chateau La Tour Haut-Brion

Address

67 rue Peybouquey, Talence, France

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67 rue Peybouquey, Talence, France
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12x75cl IB £ 600 £ 670 £ 406
6x150cl IB £ 680

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