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2011 Château Haut-Brion, 1er GCC, Pessac-Léognan

RP Rating: 95

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  • "Lots of subtle redcurrant and berry character, with flowers and sweet tobacco on the nose. Full body, super-integrated tannins and a light shaved-chocolate, berry and cedar character. A decadence and beauty to this that wakes you up. Better in 2018.” James Suckling

    40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc, production is smaller than at the other First Growth Wines, totaling about 20,000 cases, shared between the Grand Vin and its second wine.

  • The only property from outside the Médoc to be included in the 1855 Classification, Haut-Brion’s viticultural history can be traced back further than its Médoc First Growth counterparts. After falling into a state of disrepair the estate was purchased in 1935 by Clarence Dillon, an American financier, since when it has enjoyed a steady and continual resurgence to a position of pre-eminence. Dillon’s great-grandson, Prince Robert of Luxembourg, now runs the estate, but a key influence in the reputation which Haut-Brion enjoys today is the Delmas family. George Delmas was manager and wine-maker until 1960, when his son Jean-Bernard took over. Jean- Bernard was a visionary figure, responsible for a number of important innovations, and on his retirement in 2003 his son Jean-Philippe took over as Directeur Générale.


Collections: Bordeaux, France, RED WINES

Tags: Bordeaux, France, Pessac-Léognan

RP Rating: 95