Fully evolved yet complex with a savoury nose. The palate still has a nice concentration of flavours with soft tannins.
French red wine from Pessac Leognan in Graves, Bordeaux France, made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Classified as a 1st growth, Château Haut Brion is the only property outside the Haut Medoc appellation to be in the 1855’s classification. Located in Pessac Léognan, it was bought by the Clarence family in 1935. Today, grandson Prince Robert of Luxembourg in charge of the domain. The quality has always been consistent at Haut Brion, especially since the 1980’s and it is today perceived as one of the world’s most elegant and complex wine. The production of the grand vin is very limited with less than 800 cases produced most years. View our selection.
51 hectares of vineyard are planted with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc. Another 3 hectares are planted with 63% Semillon and 37% Sauvignon Blanc. The red wines are matured for 22 months in new oak barrel and the whites spend 15 months on their lees in barrel.
They produce 2 wines, the Grand Vin Château Haut-Brion and second vin Bahan Haut Brion now called Clarence de Haut Brion. They also produce 3 white wines; Château Haut-Brion Blanc, Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc and recently La Clarté de Haut Brion.