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Château Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 1955

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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

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2.50 5
12/20/2009

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Château Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

1er Cru ClassŽ


External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

1er Cru Classé


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Even allowing for the greatness of Haut-Brion and Mouton-Rothschild the 1955 La Mission is the "wine of the vintage." It possesses a sweet cedary clove smoke and black-raspberry-scented nose and rich full-bodied remarkably harmonious flavors that ooze with ripe fruit glycerin and heady alcohol. The tannin has totally melted away and the wine reveals considerable rust at the edge so it is unlikely that the 1955 will improve with further cellaring. There is no indication of any fragility or declin


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Even allowing for the greatness of Haut-Brion and Mouton-Rothschild, the 1955 La Mission is the wine of the vintage. It possesses a sweet, cedary, clove, smoke, and black-raspberry-scented nose, and rich, full-bodied, remarkably harmonious flavors ... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1955 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml



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