Chateau Haut Brion - AOP Pessac Leognan - red - 1992 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“This wine is an immensely successful effort for the vintage, with elegance, sweetness, and a medium plum/garnet color already beginning to show some lightening at the edge. It has developed quickly, although the wine has surprising fruit and personality for such a dreadful vintage. The wine shows good cedary, spice box, cigar, and tobacco notes intermixed with minerals, sweet plum, and cherry. The finish is a bit short and attenuated, but the aromatics, attack, and mid-palate are delicious. Anticipated maturity: Now-2008. Last tasted, 11/02.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Château Haut-Brion’s vineyard is located in the commune of Pessac, just a few miles southwest of Bordeaux’s city center. It belongs to the Pessac-Léognan appellation, to the north of the Graves wine-growing region.The property benefits from a gravelly and elevated terrain ideal for cultivating vines. The nature of the gravel at Château Haut-Brion, consisting of small stones of various types of quartz, is a key element contributing to the particularly valuable wine-growing potential of the soil. The gravel soil lies on a single subsoil of clay, sand, limestone and falun (limestone shell).
When he purchased Château Haut-Brion in 1935, Clarence Dillon restored it to its former glory and to the elite circle of the most legendary wines in the world. This vision is now continued by the fourth generation of the family, represented by Prince Robert of Luxembourg, Chairman since 2008. Château Haut-Brion was the first of the three estates acquired by the Dillon family and is the oldest winegrowing property in the region.
From: France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan
Blend: Merlot Noir 58 %, Cabernet Sauvignon 37 %, Cabernet Franc 5 %