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Château Haut-Brion





Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Cab. Franc

Château Haut Brion, 1er Cru Classé, Pessac Léognan, 2009

12x75cl £5,850.00

1 case

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12x75cl £5,900.00

2 cases

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Tasting Note:

Jean-Philippe Delmas has created a spellbinding range of wines in 2009, so it does not come as a surprise that Haut Brion itself is an extraordinarily complex, intense, beautiful and complex wine. Produced from 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc the 2009 Haut Brion offers a densely packed bouquet full of high toned stones, griotte, cassis and wild summer berries; this is wonderfully perfumed and expressive for a young Haut Brion. There is layer after layer of pure, structured, decadent fruit. This is refined and possesses wonderfully voluptuous tannins; a huge Haut Brion with flavours that go on and on; vivid, precise, fresh, balanced and really complete. A phenomenal Haut Brion that rivals the great 2005 for quality.
"What a blockbuster effort! Atypically powerful, one day, the 2009 Haut-Brion may be considered to be the 21st century version of the 1959. It is an extraordinarily complex, concentrated effort made from a blend of 46% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc with the highest alcohol ever achieved at this estate, 14.3%. Even richer than the perfect 1989, with similar technical numbers although slightly higher extract and alcohol, it offers up a sensational perfume of subtle burning embers, unsmoked cigar tobacco, charcoal, black raspberries, wet gravel, plums, figs and blueberries. There is so much going on in the aromatics that one almost hesitates to stop smelling it. However, when it hits the palate, it is hardly a letdown. This unctuously textured, full-bodied 2009 possesses low acidity along with stunning extract and remarkable clarity for a wine with a pH close to 4.0. The good news is that there are 10,500 cases of the 2009, one of the most compelling examples of Haut-Brion ever made. It requires a decade of cellaring and should last a half century or more. Readers who have loved the complexity of Haut-Brion should be prepared for a bigger, richer, more massive wine, but one that does not lose any of its prodigious aromatic attractions." 100/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #199

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