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Château Haut Brion 1er Grand Cru Classé 1974

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Certainly the most legendary wine from Bordeaux; deep and powerful, this premier cru classé from a domain founded in the 16th century will need to age for a good few years before expressing its full elegant, noble majesty. More info

Quantity : 1 bottleObservations : 1 Slightly stained label, 1 Slightly worn labelLevel : 1 To 2cmOrigin : private individualRecoverable VAT : noRegion : BordeauxAppellation : Pessac-LéognanClassification : Premier Grand Cru ClasséOwner : Domaines Clarence Dillon
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Château Haut Brion 1er Grand Cru Classé 1974

The wine

Served at the table of King Charles II in 1660, Château Haut-Brion has never stopped writing history since. This blend is made up of 45% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Cabernet Franc with a hint of Petit Verdot. The harvests are manual, and the grapes are sorted several times throughout the process. Limited yields and a long maturation of 22 months in new oak barrels contribute to the production of this magnificent wine. Haut Brion develops velvety notes of ripe blackcurrant and has a mineral profile with legendary finesse. In its best vintages, it can be aged for several decades. Some of its vintages, such as the 1961 and the 1989, demonstrate how Château Haut Brion can figure among the best red wines in the world.

About the Producer Château Haut Brion

The prestigious Château Haut-Brion surprises by the number of first places it occupies in many situations. Created in 1553 by Jean de Pontac, Haut-Brion was the first wine of Bordeaux’s history to have the same name as the domain. At that time, the wines were sold anonymously. First chateau to practice techniques which are now unavoidable, such as racking or aging in oak barrels. Therefore, it will be the only classified Grand Cru in the Graves appellation in 1855, and is number 1 of course! There is no small vintage at Haut-Brion, owned by the Dillon family since 1935. In 1983, the Dillon family bought La Mission Haut-Brion, Haut-Brion's neighbour. It is always exciting to compare the different vntages of the property. In great vintages, it is perfectly able to age for several decades. Some vintages, such as the 1961 or 1989, show the incredible potential of Château Haut Brion, one of the greatest red wines in the world. The second wine of the chateau, formerly called Bahans, is now called Clarence de Haut-Brion.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 1 bottle

Level : 1 To 2cmObservations : 1 Slightly stained label, 1 Slightly worn label

Origin : private individual

Type of cellar : underground, natural cellar

Recoverable VAT : no

Original wooden case / Original case : no

French customs seal : yes

Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Region : Bordeaux

Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Classification : Premier Grand Cru Classé

Owner : Domaines Clarence Dillon

Vintage : 1974

Colour : red

Service temperature : 16°

Viticulture : sustainable farming More information....

Size (in ha) : 42 hectares

Volume : 150000 bottles

Intensity : full-bodied

Leading aroma : black fruit

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Grape variety : Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
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