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Château Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 1964

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Please note that the wines will be sourceddirectly from the négociant Mähler-Besse and delivery to UKaddresses may take up to 14 working days.

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

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

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

Mature, a bit woodsy, but with a sense of elegance and harmony that shows off the wisps of black cherry and tobacco flavor. Seems to be fading.--Haut-Brion vertical. (HS) Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1964 Haut Brion 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/22/2009

1964, while a mixed vintage for the wines of the Medoc as a result of many properties being caught by the heavy rains, was a very good year for the Graves chateaux. Haut-Brion's 1964 is fully mature as evidenced by the amber edge to its color, and ha... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1964 Haut Brion 750ml



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