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1985 Haut-Brion Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pessac Leognan - Red - First Growth

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France - Bordeaux - Pessac Leognan

Red Bordeaux Blend - First Growth
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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,... More »

Drink Dates
Comm: 2004-2025 VF: 1995-2008

Author George C
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Tasted On 01/06/2011
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needed to be decanted. opened after about 1 hour

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Author bp499
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Tasted On 12/24/2010

Opened for 2.5 hours before tasting. Nose of earth, grass, cabinet and black fruits. Palate of cabinet, earth and tobacco. Medium body and length. Elegant.

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Author botro
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.415%
Tasted On 01/27/2010
Drink Dates 2000-2025

Haut Brion tasting in Rochester, NY with J. P. Delmas. The 1985 is at its peak. A balanced, refined and noble wine that has mellowed but maintains a full bodied flavor but yet is so very refined. The typical Haut Brion characteristics are present - tobacco, leather and earth.

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Author Ricknat1
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.332%
Tasted On 12/17/2009
Drink Dates 2009+

1985 Haut Brion. Beautiful HB, elegant like the 79, but perhaps smoother, but without the size and power of the 90. 93

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