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Bordeaux

Chateau Haut Brion 2015 750ml

A brick house of a wine, loaded with roasted fig, warmed currant compote and plum reduction flavors that are as broad as they are deep, carried by warm tar, ganache and smoldering bay leaf and charcoal notes. A swath of tobacco through the finish pulls everything together and ties it up with a bow of roasted mesquite. The core shows lean, muscular strength in spades. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025 through 2045. 11,250 cases made. Read more
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98 POINTS
Wine Spectator

A brick house of a wine, loaded with roasted fig, warmed currant compote and plum reduction flavors that are as broad as they are deep, carried by warm tar, ganache and smoldering bay leaf and charcoal notes. A swath of tobacco through the finish pulls everything together and ties it up with a bow of roasted mesquite. The core shows lean, muscular strength in spades. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025 through 2045. 11,250 cases made.

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James Suckling

This is all about seduction and beauty with tobacco, berries, tea and wet earth. Full-bodied, round and sexy. Love the polished and beautiful tannins. Racy and refined. Try in 2023.

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Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

Direct and concentrated, this wine is powered by tannins and a firm texture. Dense, it has the potential for plenty of fruit as it matures. That will take time, because this impressive wine is powered by its structure. Wait until 2028.

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96 POINTS
Peter Moser - Falstaff Magazine
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Winemakers Note

The origins of Haut-Brion trace back to the first century AD when the first vines were planted on its gravelly hillsides. Throughout its illustrious history, Château Haut-Brion has consistently held the distinction of being a trailblazer. In 1521, it achieved the remarkable status of being the first Bordeaux estate to bear the name of its terroir rather than its owner or parish—a pioneering move that marked the birth of the world's first luxury wine brand. In 1855, it earned the prestigious title of Premier Grand Cru Classé, a rare honor bestowed upon it as the sole non-Médoc vintage to receive such recognition. Furthermore, it holds the Grand Cru Classé de Graves classification, making it the sole estate to boast both prestigious designations, further enhancing its uniqueness. In 1935, Clarence Dillon's acquisition of Château Haut-Brion led to the restoration of its former glory, returning it to the exclusive circle of the world's most legendary wines. This bold and visionary undertaking continues today, led by the fourth generation of the Dillon family, represented by Prince Robert of Luxembourg, who has served as Chairman and CEO since 2008. Situated alongside Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Haut-Brion shares the same gravelly terrace—an ideal terrain for cultivating vines, known as 'Haut-Brion' on ancient maps and deeds. The estate's vineyards span an impressive 51 hectares, with 48 hectares dedicated to red grape varieties and approximately 3 hectares reserved for white grape varieties. Each year, the wines crafted at Haut-Brion reflect the essence of this exceptional terroir, epitomizing its quintessence.

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