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Chateau Haut-Brion 2005

Your Price: $845.00

Producer: Chateau Haut-Brion
Optimum drinking: 2020-2040
Rating: 100 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 56%, Merlot 39%, Cabernet Franc 5%
Appellation: A.O.C. Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Chateau Haut-Brion 2005 comes from a great Bordeaux vintage, and was rated a perfect 100 points by Robert Parker.

Haut-Brion It is the least well-known of the first growths (and is the only château outside of the Haut-Médoc to be awarded growth status in the 1855 classification), and so it rarely achieves a higher price than its contemporaries, which is good news for astute buyers. The Château was established atop two knolls or gravel croupes by the Pontac family in 1550 and has passed through five families since; being currently owned by the Dillon family. The real key to the estate's steadfast position amongst Bordeaux's elite has been the long, stable tenure of winemakers, particularly the legendary Jean-Bernard Delmas.

"The mineral-laced 2005 Haut Brion is exquisite. With its elegance and finesse, it is not as powerful as La Mission, but the nobility and complexity of the aromatics, incredible fragrance (subtle smoke and blue, red, and black fruits) that persists in the glass, full-bodied mouthfeel (though very light and delicate on its feet), and incredible length characterize this great Haut-Brion. It is just starting to drink well, and should continue to do so for at least another three decades. It is a tour de force in winemaking." Robert Parker

“Haut-Brion is always a model of elegance and symmetry.” Robert Parker

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Chateau Haut Brion 2005 - Golden West Wines