Château Haut-Brion (Red)
WHY BUY IT ?
- First Grand Cru Classé of 1855
- The care given to the culture of the vine of this Castle in the middle of the city is very important and gives a wine of very high quality
- Its ability to age makes it a stunning wine after twenty years and even much more
- The men work under the direction of Jean-Philippe Delmas, in a modern vat room
- Winemaking is conducted with art, everything contributes to the success of a field that produces very large reds.
- The terroir expresses itself in this wine with a unique signature
- Another Bordeaux Tradition favorite for this exceptional wine, perhaps the greatest Bordeaux wine
The history of Château Haut-Brion, the oldest of Bordeaux’s Grands Crus, lasted five centuries. Its name refers to the Gascon toponym “Haut Brion” which designates a gravelly terrace. Jean de Pontac (1488-1589) bought the noble house of Haut-Brion, giving birth to a large vineyard whose durability will be assured over the centuries. He undertook the construction of the Castle in 1549. The historian Paul Roudie will not hesitate to qualify the residence of “first castle authentically vinicole”.
In 1855, Haut Brion rose to the rank of Premier Cru Classé. In 1935, Château Haut-Brion was acquired by the American banker Clarence Dillon. Later in 1939, he turned it into a hospital to accommodate the wounded officers of the French army. Since then, the property is still part of the same family, but winemaking is now the only activity of the esate, where several white and red wines are created.
The vineyard of Château Haut-Brion is composed of 48 hectares planted with 45.4% Merlot, 43.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.7% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. As for all Grands Crus Classés, the greatest care is brought to the vines and the harvest. Later on, the fermentation is done in oak barrels. for a period of 18 to 22 months of which 80% of the barrels are new. The average production is of 10,000 to 12,000 cases a year.
At the tasting, the power of Château Haut-Brion Rouge is gradually revealed. It offers an aromatic persistence and a surprisingly long finish, privilege of very great origins.
L’équipe du Château
- Owner: Domaine Clarence Dillon SA
- Chief Executive Officer: Duchess de MOUCHY
- General Manager : Prince ROBERT DE LUXEMBOURG
- Chief Operating Officer: Jean-Philippe DELMAS
- Head of culture: Pascal BARATIE
- Oenologist and cellar master: Jean-Philippe MASCLEF
Other wines of the property
Château Haut-Brion (White)
History The history of Château Haut-Brion refers to the Gascon toponym “Haut Brion” which designates the gravelly terrace located between the streams of the Peugue and the Serpent. Jean de Pontac (1488-1589) bought the noble house of Haut-Brion, giving birth...Wine details
Château La Mission Haut-Brion White
History Mission, as it is known in Bordeaux, owes its history to a religious congregation founded in the seventeenth century. The vineyards Clarence Dillon, owner of Château Haut Brion, bought this famous vineyard in 1983. Although they are neighbors, these...Wine details
Château La Mission Haut-Brion Red
History Mission, as it is commonly called in Bordeaux, owes its name and history to a religious congregation founded in the seventeenth century. The vineyards Clarence Dillon, owner of Château Haut Brion, bought this famous vineyard in 1983. It is...Wine details
Le Clarence de Haut-Brion
History Le Clarence de Haut-Brion is the second wine of Château Haut-Brion, Premier Grand Cru Classé in 1855, and comes from the same vines as this one. The history of Château Haut-Brion, the oldest of Bordeaux’s Grands Crus, dates back...Wine details
Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion
History The property owes its name, its origin and its old reputation to a historic congregation called “Congregation of the Mission” or “Lazarists”, founded in the seventeenth century by Saint Vincent de Paul. Since 1983, La Mission Haut Brion is...Wine details