Colour: Deep garnet core
Aroma: Solid black fruit core, wood smoke, great vanilla, creamy, blackberries and dark chocolate on nose.
Palate: Good acidity and silky perpetual tannins with blackberries on palate. Medium plus bodied with a balanced elegant finish. Bold and well-toned with the bone structure to go several decades.
Grape Varieties: 51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc
Awards: 91pts – Wine Spectator
History of Château Haut-Brion
Château Haut-Brion is the oldest of Bordeaux’s five first growths, and one of the most famous wines in the world. Located in Pessac-Léognan, south of the city of Bordeaux, the château is rather far removed from its counterparts, all of which are found in the Médoc.The Haut-Brion cuvée tends to have more Merlot than the wines from the Medoc, with Cabernet Sauvignon in more of a supporting role. As such, Haut-Brion is more rounded and softer than other Left Bank wines. The château describes the wine as having an empyreumatic bouquet.