1997 Haut-Brion 1.5L

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1997 Haut-Brion
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Reviews For This Wine


 
International Wine Cellar | 91

Good deep red. Thoroughly ripe aromas of redcurrant, Cuban tobacco and chestnut. Lovely purity and delineation of flavor; lively and intense. Finishes with ripe, very fine tannins and impressive persistence. The finish still hints at youthful austerity. A star of the vintage.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 90

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Jancis Robinson | 17.5

Mid ruby with a rust-coloured rim. Vigorous attack with, again, marked acidity on the palate but it also opened out very winningly, especially with food. Dry finish but overall a very graceful wine – a lovely, welcoming bottle already quite evolved.

Drink Dates: 2006-2016
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 89

This light to middle-weight Haut-Brion exhibits an evolved, sweet red and black currant nose with notions of scorched earth, minerals, and tobacco. Although not big, it exhibits fine ripeness, harmony, and elegance, velvety tannin, and sweet fruit presented in a charming, open-knit, evolved format. The wine may develop even more complexity, meriting a higher score.

Drink Dates: 2001-2014
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 128

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Wine Spectator | 90

A stunningly gorgeous red. Beautiful aromas of licorice, berries and flowers. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, succulent finish. Very fine indeed.

Drink Dates: 2000-2004
Author: James Suckling


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Score:
Author: Tallydoc
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 08/11/2010
Drink Dates: 2001-2014
Score:
Author: metlaw
Trust Rating: 77
Tasted On: 12/01/1980

About This Producer


Since its founding in 1525, Chateau Haut-Brion has passed between many illustrious owners, including admirals, archbishops, and mayors of Bordeaux. In recent years, the estate has come under the ownership of Clarence Douglas Dillon, Ambassador of the United States in Paris and Minister of Finance under President John F. Kennedy, making it the only American-owned First Growth property. Currently, Dillon's granddaughter, the Duchesse de Mouchy, oversees Haut-Brion, among many others, under the public limited company of "Domaine Clarence Dillon."

Chateau Haut-Brion is also the only First Growth property from the 1855 Classification that lies outside of the Medoc and Sauternes. Located in Pessac, within the Graves region, just one mile from the city of Bordeaux, the wine of Chateau Haut-Brion is highly sought-after, landing it among the most expensive and prestigious wines in France. The estate vineyards, dominated by gravel and clay, are planted to both red and white varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc; and Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Haut-Brion is characterized by earthy scents, ripe fruit, tobacco and mineral, revealing aromas of chocolate and smoke and creating an elegant and harmonious wine that is highly structured, allowing it to age seamlessly.


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