2002 Haut-Brion 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Pessac Leognan | First Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2002 Haut-Brion

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International Wine Cellar | 92(+?)

($115-$150) Good ruby-red. Redcurrant, plum, tobacco and flowers on the nose. Suave and light on its feet, with excellent integrated acidity framing and extending the flavors. Classy and classic wine, finishing with ripe, building tannins. This would be perfect with a cigar. Today Delmas and Masclet prefer this 2002 to the 2001 Haut-Brion, but for La Mission they give the edge to the 2001.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 120

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Jancis Robinson | 17.5++

Round and heady and easy, real depth and interest. Juicy. Very long.  

Drink Dates: 2011-2019
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 89

Aromas of minerals, forest floor, fresh mushrooms, plums, and currants are present in the moderately fragrant bouquet. Angular, with hard tannin, medium body, and sweet plums as well as currants, this 2002 is harder and tougher-textured than from barrel. Like many 2002s, it is reserved and angular at present. It remains to be seen whether it will flesh out and reveal more charm and succulence.

Drink Dates: 2010-2020


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Wine Spectator | 93

Complex aromas of blackberries, tobacco and cedar follow through to a full-bodied palate, with ripe, velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Very beautiful.

Drink Dates: 2009+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 93
Author: gd10102
Trust Rating: 81
Tasted On: 09/30/2009
Score: 90
Author: rwpeter
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 03/03/2009
Score: 89
Author: dave1161
Trust Rating: 14
Tasted On: 12/24/2008

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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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