Château Haut Brion 1er Grand Cru Classé 1987 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Château Haut Brion 1er Grand Cru Classé 1987

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Icon wine
  • Color: Red
  • 13 %
  • Intensity
  • Full-bodied

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 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 marked label, 1 very slightly damaged label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
  • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Domaines Clarence Dillon
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Château Haut Brion 1er Grand Cru Classé serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Baron d agneau aux herbes, Tournedos rossini, Civet de lièvre.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 12/20
  • What the experts say...

    "This is an example of a light vintage that produced an immensely seductive, supple, delicious wine that seemed nearly fully mature when released in 1989 yet has continued to offer a fragrant, round, elegant, delicious style of wine that never hit the blockbuster high marks of the great vintages but is, oh, so satisfying and so typically Haut-Brion. " R. Parker (01/2003)

    Lot presentation
    Château Haut Brion 1er Grand Cru Classé

    Cuvée presentation

    Selective harvesting, limited yields and long and caring aging (22 months in new barrels) contribute to producing a magnificent wine. Earlier than the other grands crus, Haut-Brion develops very fine velvety ripe blackcurrant and mineral notes. 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.

    Information about domain 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 into-neck
    • Label: 1 marked label, 1 very slightly damaged label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Other
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
    • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: Domaines Clarence Dillon
    • Vintage: 1987
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Conventional
    • Size (in ha): 42
    • Volume: 150000 bottles
    • Intensity: Full-bodied
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 20% Cabernet franc
    Château Haut Brion 1er Grand Cru Classé
    Château Haut Brion 1er Grand Cru Classé

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    Château Haut Brion 1er Grand Cru Classé 1987

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