1998 Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan Bordeaux - 750ml

1998 Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan Bordeaux - 750ml

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1998 Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan Bordeaux

Château Haut-Brion is the oldest of Bordeaux's five first growths, and one of the most famous wines in the world. Located in Pessac-Léognan, south of the city of Bordeaux, the château is rather far removed from its counterparts, all of which are found in the Médoc.

The vineyards were established in the 1530s by the Pontac family, changing hands several times throughout the ensuing centuries. Historical evidence shows that Haut-Brion was drunk by King Charles II and Thomas Jefferson, and the famous London diarist Samuel Pepys was also a fan of the wine. The estate was acquired by American Francophile Clarence Dillon in 1935 and has been managed by the family since.

Haut-Brion is notable as being the only first growth in Graves – Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild and Latour are all in Pauillac, while Château Margaux is in Margaux. Haut-Brion's red wine is its key line, comprising most of the château's output, but it is also unusual in that it has a corresponding white wine that shares the simple "Haut-Brion" name. 


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1998
Rating 96 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Margaux
Producer Haut Brion
Color Red
Wine Type

Robert Parker

Rating 96 RP - 1998 Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan Bordeaux As reported over the last two years this is a prodigious Haut-Brion. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to a tight but incredibly promising nose of smoke earth minerals lead pencil black currants cherries and spice. This full-bodied wine unfolds slowly but convincingly on the palate revealing a rich multi-tiered stunningly pure symmetrical style with wonderful sweetness ripe tannin and a finish that lasts for nearly 45 seconds. It tastes like liquid nobility. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035. 

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1998
Rating 96 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Margaux
Producer Haut Brion
Color Red
Wine Type

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