Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé – 2005

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  •  France > Bordeaux > Graves > Pessac-Leognan

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Graves > Pessac-Leognan

Producer

Chateau Haut-Brion

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Red Blend

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Vineyard

Chateau Haut-Brion

Producer

Chateau Haut-Brion

Appellation

Péssac-Léognan

Designation

AOP

Classification

Premier Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Vinous
Tasted: 11/01/2015
Drink: 2020-2055
Author: Antonio Galloni


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2008
Drink: 2017-2040


Another profound effort from Haut-Brion, the 2005 (a 9,000-case blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc) has bulked up to the point that it is fair to compare it to the great successes of 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, and 2000. A dark ruby/purple color is followed by a nuanced, noble bouquet of blue and red fruits interwoven with wet stones,...

...unsmoked cigar tobacco, scorched earth, and spring flowers. The wine is full-bodied, pure, and complex as well as exceptionally elegant with laser-like precision. The tannins are still serious and substantial, and in that sense, this is a completely different style of Haut-Brion than the opulent, silky-textured 1989 and 1990. As I have written before, it comes across as an improved, more concentrated and structured version of the 1995 or 1998. Patience will be required for this stunner. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2040+


JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 23/02/2017
Drink: 2020-2050


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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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    Location

    Chateau Haut Brion, 135 Avenue Jean Jaures, Pessac, Bordeaux, France
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    Case size Tax status bid offer Recent
    12x75cl IB £ 6,250
    3x150cl IB £ 2,638
    3x75cl DP £ 1,390
    6x150cl IB £ 6,150
    6x75cl DP £ 3,175
    6x75cl IB £ 3,000 £ 3,125

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