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Pessac Leognan Graves Bordeaux Château Haut Brion Blanc 1993

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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

External Reviews for Pessac Leognan Graves Bordeaux Château Haut Brion Blanc

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

1er Cru ClassŽ


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

Cru ClassŽ


External Review
10/15/2009

Superbly elegant, supple and lush, featuring mineral, mint, cassis, dried herb, cedar and plum complexity, soft tannins and a seductive finish. Very tempting now, but will benefit with cellaring until about 1998. (JS) Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1993 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


External Review
11/03/2011

One of the great wines of the vintage, Haut-Brions 1993 possesses a dark garnet/plum/purple color, an expressive, fragrant, sweet, berry, blackcurrant, mineral, lead pencil, and earthy-scented nose, and medium to full-bodied, concentrated flavors th... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1993 Haut Brion 750ml


External Review
11/18/2011

Quite a surprise in a difficult vintage, a strict selection and the superb terroir of Haut Brion triumphed over a very challenging year that produced many hard, relatively herbaceous wines. The color is a surprisingly saturated deep plum/ruby. Some s... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1993 Haut Brion 750ml


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