Colour: Ruby colour
Aroma: Surprisingly fruit forward with lots of blackberry, boysenberry, and cassis. Touches of leather, tobacco, and a pinch of earth.
Palate: Opened for two hours the finish was excellent and the tannins refined.
Grape Varieties: 45.4% Merlot, 43.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.7% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.
Aging: The fermentation is done in oak barrels. for a period of 18 to 22 months of which 80% of the barrels are new.
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.