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One of the four original properties classified as a First Growth in the 1855 Classification of red Bordeaux wines. The property is under the same ownership as Châteaux la MISSION HAUT-BRION and la TOUR HAUT-BRION. The vineyards are planted in superbly drained gravel soils that provide an almost ideal supply of moisture to optimise fruit ripening. Red grapes occupy 48 ha, while less than 3 ha provides a tiny amount of exquisite, subtly barrel-fermented white from Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. The property, now surrounded by the ever-encroaching suburbs of Bordeaux, is small in comparison to the other First Growths, producing a total of some 12,500 cases a year. Both red and white have been magnificent through the late 1990s and into the whole decade of the 2000s, only the 1997 and 91 red dipping a little. Great older vintages include 1990, 89, 86, 82, 75 and the astonishing 61. The second wine, Le Clarence de Haut-Brion was formerly labelled Château Bahans Haut-Brion, can also be very impressive. A second white is made from both Haut-Brion and la Mission Haut-Brion, labelled La Clarté de Haut-Brion.

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Area under vines: 48.35 hectares
Soils: mixture of clay, sand and clay
Average age of the vines: 35 years
Production: 10 000 to 12 000 cases a year
Ageing: in 80% new oak for 18–22 months
Grape varieties:
  • Merlot 45,4%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 43,9%
  • Cabernet Franc 9,7%
  • Petit Verdot 1%

Second wine: La Clarence de Haut-Brion (previsouly Bahans) 
  • Average Annual Production: 5000 to 7000 Cases
  • Ageing: in 20-25% new oak for 18–22 months

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    Chateau Haut Brion, 135 Avenue Jean Jaures, Pessac, Bordeaux, France
    Type Wine
    Les Plantiers de Haut-Brion Blanc Pessac Leognan
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé
    Le Clarence (Formerly Bahans) de Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan
    Chateau Haut-Brion Blanc Pessac Leognan
    La Clarte de Haut-Brion Blanc Pessac Leognan
    Type Wine
    Le Clarence (Formerly Bahans) de Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan - 2005
    6x75cl - 7 case(s)
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 2000
    6x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 2009
    6x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 2012
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Le Clarence (Formerly Bahans) de Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan - 2014
    6x75cl - 40 case(s)
    Le Clarence (Formerly Bahans) de Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan - 2012
    6x75cl - 16 case(s)
    Le Clarence (Formerly Bahans) de Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan - 2010
    12x75cl - 5 case(s)
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 2014
    6x75cl - 2 case(s)
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 1961
    1x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 1998
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 2003
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 1989
    6x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 1998
    12x75cl - 4 case(s)
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 2004
    12x75cl - 4 case(s)
    Type Wine
    Type Wine
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 1989
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 2005
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 2009
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 2010
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 2015
    Chateau Haut-Brion Blanc Pessac Leognan - 2017
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 1959
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 1961
    Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé - 2016
    Chateau Haut-Brion Blanc Pessac Leognan - 1989
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