Château Haut Brion is the only property outside the Médoc to be included in the 1855 classification and to have earned its status as first growth. Dating back to 1525, the vineyard spreads over 51 hectares with an average age of 40 years old vines.
Made with a higher proportion of Merlot than the wine from the Médoc, Chateau Haut Brion is complex and voluptuous and can age for decades.
Deep garnet in colour, it has a high-toned bouquet, much more youthful than I was expecting, with dark plum, fresh tobacco, tertiary/damp moss and wild mushroom. The palate is full-bodied and simply purrs with class. Certainly well into its drinking plateau, the '95 has great depth and dimension, earthy notes developing as the wine opens up, mellowing and in some ways reminding me of the lovely 1982. Sedate, composed and very long in the mouth. Beautiful. 2014 - 2025- 95 pts Neal Martin, RobertParker.com