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1999 Château Haut-Brion

  • 93 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51621-1999-750-3A

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Deep plum, currant, and mineral notes emerge from the concentrated, beautifully balanced, pure 1999 Haut Brion. It seems to be cut from the same mold as years such as 1979 and 1985. There is a hint of graphite in the abundant fruit. The wine is medium to full-bodied, nuanced, subtle, deep, and provocatively elegant. It is made in a style that only Haut Brion appears capable of achieving. The finish is extremely long, the tannins sweet, and the overall impression one of delicacy interwoven with power and ripeness.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Low-key nose, really quite uncommunicatively dry tannins. Pretty hard work at this stage. Not charming. Maybe this needs more time but it's so uncompromising at the moment. Odd because Haut-Brion usually opens out earlier than most first growths. One of the most youthful 1999s.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Ruby-red. Knockout nose combines black raspberry, plum syrup, hot stones, Cuban tobacco and sexy oak tones. Large-scaled, lush and seamless; pure silk in the mouth. More layered and longer than La Mission '99. Finishes with broad, lush tannins and excellent persistence.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Seductive juice. Gorgeous aromas of crushed berries, tobacco, cigars and cedar. Full- to medium-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, fruity finish. Very fine indeed. 12,500 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Anonymous | Rating: 91

    Author: Hanja
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    Author: metlaw
  • Self | Rating: 4.5

    A bit stinky on opening, then oodles of that warm sunbaked-terracotta flower pots & -gravel note, with a nice baseline of cassis, a bit of ripe redcurrant, and some black tea. This was definitely as wonderful as my first bottle, but at the same time, I feel like I can now see why it's not a |top| vintage. Good, it is. But there could be additional depth/dimensionality which simply isn't there. Nevertheless, it is one of the best wines I've ever had. The flavor profile is unmistakable.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2020
    Author: dwilson
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Evolved with fragrant nose, cedar, slight cigar, but with a bit of acidity on finish.
    Author: Johnnymd
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

  • 1616 bottles owned
  • 306 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 306 collectors)