• WS: 91

    Wine Spectator Score

    91

    Close
  • WA: 89

    Wine Advocate Score

    89

    Close
Vins et Millésimes EUR 180.00 375ml
USD $
Wijn Antiquariaat EUR 100.00 750ml
USD $

Château Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 1971

Winemaker's Notes:

1er Cru Classé

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
2.55 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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

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

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,879
4.00 5
09/22/2008

also with noticably great color but no "THE CELLAR" sticker here. The nose starts out weed and herbaceous and not very promising at all, then some cool cassis, herbs, leather, and before long wonderful notes of black tea and a well used briar pipe. The entry is cool and poised, rich and integrated with very little obvious structure, a bit astingent but this rounds out, a bit simple in the mouth but still fresh and the nose is enough to gie it a bit of a lift.


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

External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

1er Cru Classé


External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

Cru Classé


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

Cru ClassŽ


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

1er Cru ClassŽ



All Prices

Shipping to:

1er Cru Classé

Recipe Downloader

RiceSelect

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »







Snooth Media Network