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 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....." – Description from Dragac

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  • Larrivet Haut Brion 2015

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • As Putin was the host in his own country he would obviously promote/showcase wines from his own country. I am sure that if you got invited to an official dinner at the White House you would be served American wines. However the third President,Thomas Jefferson had a penchant for Chateau Haut-Brion and President Nixon was always served Chateau Ma... Read More

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  • Hi everyone,So let's post here some wine that presidents drink all over the world. Please leave links to original sources and your notes if you tasted em. Yeh, who cares... but isn't it fun to track such things in one place? We could build a list later... I'll begin with Putin and Macron's lunch on May 24 2018 in Saint Petersburg at Konstantin P... Read More

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  • Haut Brion 2015

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • Chateau Haut-Brion 1-Er Grand Cru Classe 1993

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    1.5 Liter; or magnum. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • It's a place with as long a history as most any winery in France--Chateau Haut Brion, down in the Graves. Read More

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  • Except at the higher levels, JD. You can't call Haut Brion or Domaine de Chevalier or even Smith Haut Lafite (and too many others these days) cheap. I see no reason to shell out the tariff for Haut Brion Blanc, though the Chevalier still, yes. And I'd pay for Pavillon Blanc or Mouton or the relatively new whites from some other big chateau from ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The France Show


  • Interestingly, found a Montebello edged out a Dunn from the same mature vintage recently, though both could've been WOTN, with very tough competition from the Musigny. Two meals, one seafood and white, the 2nd red meat and red wine. Every single bottle gets my *buy* recommendation. Interestingly, was down in the tropics just north of the equator... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • What D said.Stainless steel wasn't even available until the 1960s. Chateau Haut Brion was one of the first wineries in the world to use stainless steel tanks, and that was in the early 1960s.So Chablis was not "traditionally" fermented in stainless steel at all. Maybe in old oak barrels, which don't impart a lot of oak flavor, but not stainless ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic White Burgundy Question


  • A few days ago I participated in a tasting/pairing event that featured white wines. One of the wines was Chablis, and, while discussing this one, the facilitator stated that it was fermented in steel and had never seen oak.  I asked if that was common for the region and he responded that it was absolutely the case, and was so for all white wines... Read More

    Forum post in the topic White Burgundy Question


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