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1995 Château Haut-Brion

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PESSAC-LÉOGNAN
  • 96 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51621-1995

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    48% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon. Very firm and dense and voluptuous on the nose. Sleek and slimline and elegant. All tannins shed. Lovely density of fruit and the fruit dominates - the tannins are definitely in retreat but they are there. Very polished but still quite youthful. Firm!
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    A splendid Haut-Brion with wonderful elegance. Refined tannins. Dark-colored, with beautiful ripe berry, cherry and very smoky nuances. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, plush texture on the finish.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Very good deep red-ruby. Sweet, highly expressive aromas of redcurrant, hot stones, roasted plum, woodsmoke and tobacco. Fuller and more textured in the middle palate, with a chewy, tactile mouth feel that suggests strong extract and a wonderfully pliant texture. A firm mineral underpinning and sound acids frame the fruit. Expansive and seductively sweet in the mouth. Finishes very long and ripe, with thoroughly civilized tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 1998
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    This wine has been brilliant on every occasion I have tasted it. More accessible and forward than the 1996, it possesses a saturated ruby/purple color, as well as a beautiful, knock-out set of aromatics, consisting of black fruits, vanillin, spice, and wood-fire smoke. Multidimensional and rich, with layers of ripe fruit, and beautifully integrated tannin and acidity, this medium to full-bodied wine is a graceful, seamless, exceptional Haut-Brion that should drink surprisingly well young.
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: dave1161
  • Anonymous | Rating: 93

    Author: RWG III
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Peter B
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Decanted for about 5 hours, a marvelous Bordeaux!
    Author: sbind
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Mature
    Author: marv
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Recommend decanting for a few hours before consumption. Concentrated, well balanced, with typical flavor profile for Haut Brion.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2035
    Author: David S515
  • Self | Rating: 94

    This is drinking very well now. Fairly elegant for a Haut-Brion. Tannins are round and soft and nicely integrated. Core of raspberry, black cherry, and dark berry. Accented by subtle notes of leather, cigar box, and spices. Pleasing elegant finish that lingers on the palate.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2030
    Author: StuTarheel
  • Self | Rating: 97

    This was the wine I took to celebrate my 40 years anniversary. The wine was fantastic. Very complex beginning with a never-ending retro-taste. Some of cherries mixed with leather, an exquisite experience and a great a choice.
    Author: Eric Gorescu
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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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 4156 bottles owned
  • 517 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 517 collectors)