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1998 Haut-Brion Bahans de Haut-Brion

  • 88 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 43250-1998

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    Dark red. Sappy red fruits and smoke on the nose. Cedary, minerally and uncompromisingly dry, with strong acidity giving the flavors penetration and cut. Finishes firmly tannic, with very good grip. This is always a second wine with character, rather than simply a receptacle for the fruit that doesn't make it into the grand vin
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    Readers looking for the taste of Haut-Brion for about one-third the price should check out the 1998 Bahans-Haut-Brion. It possesses a scorched earth, mineral, smoky, red and black currant-scented bouquet, terrific complexity, purity and elegance, and a harmonious palate. Tannin in the finish suggests 1-2 years of cellaring may be required, but this is a serious effort that should age well for 15+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Subtle aromas of raspberry, vanilla and mineral. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit, ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Amazing for a second wine. 10,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Very cabernet, gravelly, mineral, very fresh and bracing.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 07/25/2006
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2011-2016
    Author: flavio
  • Self | Rating:

    excellent. worth the wait.
    Author: Scott S627
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Magnum: Classic Bahans and suites my palate quite well. An elegant wine with medium body, tobacco and some spice with very nice balance ans smooth tannins. I've been somewhat skeptical of the theory that larger bottle formats yield a better tasting wine, but this appears to be the case for this wine, as the magnum was slightly better than the 750ml. This wine will evolve slightly and is very enjoyable now.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2020
    Author: botro
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Plenty of concentration, but flavors are simple and somewhat one-dimensional. Tart cherry and a hint of pipe tobacco. Doesn't taste completely ripe to me. Medium-full weight on the palate. Little to no acidity, but smooth, fine tannins on the finish. Based on the current strengths of the acidity and tannin, it doesn't seem like this wine will improve with more cellar time, but will stay the same. Drink up.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2013
    Author: PurpleTeeth
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 380 bottles owned
  • 79 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 79 collectors)