2009

Château Haut-Brion

AOP - Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOC)

Château Haut-Brion

Description

2009 Château Haut-Brion 1er Grand Cru Classe 
Pessac-Leognan AOC, Château Haut Brion 
 
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
What a blockbuster effort! Atypically powerful, one day, the 2009 Haut-Brion may be considered to be the 21st century version of the 1959. It is an extraordinarily complex, concentrated effort made from a blend of 46% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc with the highest alcohol ever achieved at this estate, 14.3%. Even richer than the perfect 1989, with similar technical numbers although slightly higher extract and alcohol, it offers up a sensational perfume of subtle burning embers, unsmoked cigar tobacco, charcoal, black raspberries, wet gravel, plums, figs and blueberries. There is so much going on in the aromatics that one almost hesitates to stop smelling it. However, when it hits the palate, it is hardly a letdown. This unctuously textured, full-bodied 2009 possesses low acidity along with stunning extract and remarkable clarity for a wine with a pH close to 4.0. The good news is that there are 10,500 cases of the 2009, one of the most compelling examples of Haut-Brion ever made. It requires a decade of cellaring and should last a half century or more. Readers who have loved the complexity of Haut-Brion should be prepared for a bigger, richer, more massive wine, but one that does not lose any of its prodigious aromatic attractions.

Wine Enthusiast: 
Solid, very structured, packed with dense and dry tannins. There is a core of acidity and darkness that gives the wine a brooding, powerful character. At this stage, it seems austere although it does have the weight of fruit typical of the year. 

Product information

Category Wine
Color red
Taste Secco
Vintage 2009
Grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Bottle size 0,75 l
Bottle cap Natural cork
Quality level AOP - Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOC)
Origin Bordeaux (FR)
Alcoholic content 13,5% vol
Contains sulfites Yes
CHF 925.00 CHF 1’233.33/Liter
incl. VAT (Plus shipping costs)

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Rating

  • robertParker 100

  • wineEnthusiast 96

  • vinum 20

Producer

  • Château Haut-Brion
  • Frankreich / Bordeaux
  • Avenue Jean Jaurès 135
    33608 Pessac Cedex