Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan 2008

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Remarkably dark color. Aroma of dried rose petal, dust, tobacco and granite. Big entry of rich, round tannin. Intensely concentrated and deep. Davi... Read more

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Nine Bottle Bordeaux Collector's Set Contains 1 bottle each of: Petrus, d'Yquem, Lafite Rothsch... Read more

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 ni... Read more

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External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/25/2009

Remarkably dark color. Aroma of dried rose petal, dust, tobacco and granite. Big entry of rich, round tannin. Intensely concentrated and deep. David Derby. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Mission Haut Brion, La 3000ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/16/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Nine Bottle Bordeaux Collector's Set Contains 1 bottle each of: Petrus, d'Yquem, Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild, Margaux, Latour, Haut Brion, Mission Haut Brion, Cheval Blanc 750ml


External Review
04/08/2010

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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2012

Another property that is harvested very late (September 23-October 17), the 2008 La Mission-Haut-Brion is a powerful, backward effort that is not yet fully expressing itself. A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc, it re... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Mission Haut Brion, La 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/23/2010

The 2008 exhibits superb minerality as well as the delicacy of a great culinary preparation, packed and stacked with flavor, yet light on its feet. The 2008 will compete, perhaps eclipse the sensational 2005 and 2006. A dense ruby/purple color is fol... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Haut Bailly 750ml


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Racy and slightly taut, with red currant and cherry pit notes laced with grilled herb and warm stone. Therersquo;s a sinewy edge on the finish, with more minerality than fruit for now, but this adds some flesh as it airs, showing subtle persistence. Drink now through 2016.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The deep ruby/purple-tinged 2001 Haut-Bailly reveals sweet, pure, elegant aromas of currants, toast, and cigar smoke. With wonderful sweetness, fine tannins, a delicate, nuanced personality, and a long, persistent finish, this well-made, impressive Pessac-Leognan will provide plenty of pleasure over the next 12ndash;14 years.


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142448 Snooth User: drsint
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12/30/2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Coming joint second in our list of Left Bank First Growths in 2008 (along withMouton, with Ch. Latour in the lead) Ch. Haut-Brion seriously impressed us thisvintage. With a nose of dark, brambly spice this was evidently restrained butstill had layer upon layer of complex fruit character. The tannins wereassertive but coated in a fantastic ball of dark fruit that suggests they willmellow wonderfully with time. Only 35% of the total production went into theGrand Vin this year and with only 7,000 cases made, it is the smallestproduction since 1992. This is a rarity: buy up while you can.

Coming joint second in our list of Left Bank First Growths in 2008 (along withMouton, with Ch. Latour in the lead) Ch. Haut-Brion seriously impressed us thisvintage. With a nose of dark, brambly spice this was evidently restrained butstill had layer upon layer of complex fruit character. The tannins wereassertive but coated in a fantastic ball of dark fruit that suggests they willmellow wonderfully with time. Only 35% of the total production went into theGrand Vin this year and with only 7,000 cases made, it is the smallestproduction since 1992. This is a rarity: buy up while you can.

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Alcohol: 14%

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