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Chateau Haut Brion Blanc Premier Cru Classe Weingut Emmerich Knoll 1961

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Typically brackish colour of mature Graves, and traditional aroma too, warmearth, tobacco leaf and dried fruits. Kernel of deliciously sweet fruit on thepalate, acidity showing a little at the edges but still a glorious bottle,ageing gracefully. Long finish.

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Chateau Haut Brion:
Although by all accounts the vine has been rampant in these parts since at least Roman times, the earliest written mention that our archivist has discovered, citing a parcel of vines being cultivated at Haut-Brion dates back to only 1423. In the early days wines were known by the name of the parishes from whence they came. Later they became known as clarets. In the case of Haut-Brion, under t... Read more
Although by all accounts the vine has been rampant in these parts since at least Roman times, the earliest written mention that our archivist has discovered, citing a parcel of vines being cultivated at Haut-Brion dates back to only 1423. In the early days wines were known by the name of the parishes from whence they came. Later they became known as clarets. In the case of Haut-Brion, under the great stewardship of the Pontac family the wine's reputation was for years represented by the name of this enlightened and well respected family-- Pontac wine. Eventually as its renown grew, the name of the Estate came to replace that of its owners. The notion of a Great Growth was born! We find the first written mention of the wine in the Diaries of Samuel Pepys. While visiting the Royal Oak Tavern in London on April 10, 1663 Pepys wrote "There I drank a sort of French wine called Ho-Bryan (sic) which hath a good and most particular taste which I never before encountered....." Read less

Member Reviews for Chateau Haut Brion Blanc Premier Cru Classe Weingut Emmerich Knoll

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Snooth User: dmcker
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4.00 5
12/17/2014

A bit of a disappointment considering the vintage. Also suffered from being served with '59 La Mission Haut Brion, '59 Latour and '61 Mouton Rothschild. This was the least of the four, by far. I DID NOT GET THIS FROM WEINGUT EMMERICH KNOLL! WTF!!!


Snooth User: JP3
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4.00 5
12/12/2010

Very tasty for a 1961. Hints of tobacco, smoky and a full body. Body is complex, strong tanins with a very long finish. WOW.


External Reviews for Chateau Haut Brion Blanc Premier Cru Classe Weingut Emmerich Knoll

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2010

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1961 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/26/2011

Tasted 7 Times With Consistent Notes One of the greatest 1961s, La Mission-Haut-Brion has been fabulous to drink for the last 5-10 years. Where well-stored, this wine will continue to drink well for 10-20 years. More developed and drinkable than t... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1961 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


External Review
05/06/2010

Dark purple color. Fruity nose fresh and of ripe type. Aromatic and fine. Fat on entry the wine develops both with volume and flesh on a body of nice size appearing tasty with a lovely touch fine tannins and a powerful finish. The length is good and aromatic. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Very mature with a smoky even slightly burnt nuance but powerful with ripe cherry toast and tobacco flavors that linger on the solid smooth finish. A glorious mouthful of wine at its best now.--Haut-Brion vertical. HS Wine Spectator.



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Typically brackish colour of mature Graves, and traditional aroma too, warmearth, tobacco leaf and dried fruits. Kernel of deliciously sweet fruit on thepalate, acidity showing a little at the edges but still a glorious bottle,ageing gracefully. Long finish.

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