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CHATEAU HAUT BRION, 2016

PESSAC-LÉOGNAN

" D'une couleur grenat-pourpre moyennement profonde, le nez est à la fois profond et saisissant, offrant des senteurs de griottes, de lilas et de roses rouges d'une beauté à couper le souffle, avec un cœur de gâteau de la Forêt-Noire, des cassis chauds et des conserves de myrtilles, ainsi que des notes de bois de santal et de sous-bois. Moyennement corsée, la bouche élégamment élaborée regorge de saveurs intenses de fleurs, de minéraux et de cassis, avec un cadre ferme de tanins très finement texturés et une fraîcheur sans faille, pour une finale très longue et époustouflante. " - Parker 

CHARACTERISTICS

GRAPE VARIETIES Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc
AROMAS Black cherry, raspberry, leather, dark chocolate, oak
ACCORD METS & VINS Duck breast fillet toasts, entrecote, maroilles
MARK 94/100
CLASSIFICATION 1er Grand Cru Classé, Pessac-Léognan
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL

 

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Détail du vignoble

AGRICULTURE Sustainable
GRAPE VARIETIES

Red varieties: 46% of merlot, 42% of cabernet sauvignon, 11% of cabernet franc, 1% of petit verdot
White varieties: 52% of semillon, 48% of sauvignon blanc

VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 52.8 hectares
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 126,600 bottles
HARVEST MANUAL
SOIL

Gravel deposits forming two major hilltops

Histoire et anecdotes

Located in Pessac, a few kilometres away from Bordeaux. Château Haut-Brion is the oldest wine estate of the region. Founded in 1533 by the Pontac family who kept innovating and improving viticultural techniques, especially by developing the wine ageing potential. Wines were sought-after by monarchs and many writers extolled the virtues of them, such as Samuel Pepys who wrote: “And there, drank a sort of French wine, called Ho-Bryan, that hath a good and most particular taste that I never met with …”. The first branded wine was born.

It was in Château Haut-Brion, in the middle of the 17th century, that a new style of wine was made, “the new French Claret”, behind the actual great long-keeping wines, which marked a real winegrowing turn. It was at this moment that they started to bottle at the château.

While he was visiting, Thomas Jefferson, the next third president of the United States would have written to his brother in law: “I cannot deny myself the pleasure of asking you to invest in a parcel of wine I have been choosing for myself. I do it the rather as it will furnish you a specimen of what is the very best Bordeaux wine. It is of the vineyard of Obrion.”

CHATEAU HAUT BRION

Caractéristiques

CHARACTERISTICS

GRAPE VARIETIES Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc
AROMAS Black cherry, raspberry, leather, dark chocolate, oak
ACCORD METS & VINS Duck breast fillet toasts, entrecote, maroilles
MARK 94/100
CLASSIFICATION 1er Grand Cru Classé, Pessac-Léognan
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL