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Haut-Brion Owc 1989

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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

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: Robert Parker
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5.00 5
02/05/2008

I am certainly not going to argue with anyone who believes La Mission-Haut-Brion's 1989 is every bit as profound as the 1989 Haut-Brion. It is a spectacular wine, and as it ages in the bottle, it is quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite La Mission-Haut-Brions, ranking alongside the 1982, 1975, 1961, 1959, and 1955. The 1989 boasts a dense, thick, purple color, followed by a sweet, roasted cassis, chocolatey-scented nose with whiffs of tobacco, tar, and minerals. The wine is extremely full-bodied, unctuously-textured, sweet, jammy, and rich. Although it is still a youthful, unformed wine, it is already delicious to drink. It should develop additional bottle bouquet by the turn of the century, after which it will drink well for 15-20 years.


Snooth User: Greg Themonk
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4.00 5
08/31/2012

Un très bon cabernet, il mérite d'être aéré avant le service mais toute sa saveur est apprécié en prenant son temps pour laisser le palet s'en imprégner.


Snooth User: Pierrot
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5.00 5
11/26/2008

Le top par excellence pour un passionné de Bordeau. Fait parti des vins à découvrir...


External Reviews for Haut-Brion Owc

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/21/2014

This continues to be one of the immortal wines and one of the greatest young Bordeaux wines of the last half-century. Consistently prodigious and almost a sure bet to top the scoring card of any blind tasting of this vintage as well as other years the 1989 Haut-Brion is a seamless majestic classic and a tribute to this phenomenal terroir and its singular characteristics. The wine still has a very thick viscous-looking ruby/purple color a spectacular young but awesome smorgasbord of aromas


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2011

... Knockout nose combines tobacco, warm stones, minerals, menthol and burning woodsmoke. Wonderfully dense, silky and sweet, but there superb underlying acidity and tannic structure to buttress the wine flesh... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1989 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

Cru Classé


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/14/2011

...Highly nuanced, roasted aroma dominated by tobacco, grilled nuts, smoke and vanillin oak. Densely packed, but also juicy and penetrating, with great thrust and superb vinosity. A very powerful wine with a robust tannic structure. Finishes very lon... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1989 Haut Brion 750ml


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

Cru ClassŽ


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

Elegant racy and amazingly complex this is gorgeously balanced to show off all sorts of flavors from zingy citrus to delicate herb and hints of honey smoke and apricot. Sensational.--Haut-Brion vertical. -HS Wine Spectator.


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Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

1er Cru Classé


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