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Haut Brion 1970

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This is not an in stock item but a brokered wine that will be delivered in 6-8 weeks. Call us with any questions though and we will answer them for you. 914-834-2134. This product is only sold by the case. 12x750ml

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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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Snooth User: TomSzy
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09/12/2007

A lovely example of mature Bordeaux, maybe past it's peak, but still doing well with a nice balance and smooth but lively tannins. Allways remeber the feeling of joy when I took the first sniff of this wine auction gamble. Sorry I didn't make notes.


External Reviews for Haut Brion

External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

Cru Classé


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

Cru ClassŽ


External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

Grand Cru Classé


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

Grand Cru ClassŽ


External Review
09/11/2014

Medium garnet; spicy vanilla nose with cedar and cassis accents; very full-blown cassis flavor; very concentrated generous and complex; has some volatile acidity but it s not a flaw. Wine Spectator.


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01/20/2011

Medium garnet; spicy vanilla nose, with cedar and cassis accents; very full-blown cassis flavor; very concentrated, generous and complex; has some volatile acidity, but it's not a flaw. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1970 Mission Haut Brion, La 1500ml


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11/09/2011

Although surprisingly light-bodied, consistently pleasant and enjoyable, this is an undistinguished effort. The 1970 Haut-Brion has always come across as angular, and lacking the exceptional perfume and complexity this estate can achieve. In this tas... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1970 Haut Brion 375ml


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