Chateau Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan Premier Cru 1999

Chateau Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan Premier Cru 1999


This is one of the surprise sleeper wines of the vintage which has more successes than many people suspect in spite of all the rain. The tremendous drainage enjoyed by the Haut Brion vineyard worked in its favor during this wet September harvest.

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SKU: 011120-199975 Categories: , ,

Source: 140, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 30th Apr 2002 (RP-93)

Deep plum, currant, and mineral notes emerge from the concentrated, beautifully balanced, pure 1999 Haut Brion. It seems to be cut from the same mold as years such as 1979 and 1985. There is a hint of graphite in the abundant fruit. The wine is medium to full-bodied, nuanced, subtle, deep, and provocatively elegant. It is made in a style that only Haut Brion appears capable of achieving. The finish is extremely long, the tannins sweet, and the overall impression one of delicacy interwoven with power and ripeness. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025.
Drink Date: 2007 - 2025

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