This second wine from Château Haut Brion opens with notes of citrus, apricot, lime, spices that precede a mouth that is both straight and tense, with a form of creaminess that comes as you go that the wine settles in the glass. This second Château Haut Brion wine offers immediate flexibility.
In the eyes of the amateur, the Château Haut-Brion asserts itself as the lord of the Graves.
The 51 hectares of vines, including 48 in red, are located in the town of Pessac, near Bordeaux, from where a microclimate warmer than in the rest of the sector, inducing a perfect maturity of the grapes.
Born in 1533, Château Haut-Brion is one of the oldest vineyards in Bordeaux. Directed by Jean-Philippe Delmas, it belongs today to Prince Robert of Luxembourg, the great-grandson of Clarence Dillon, acquirer of the estate in 1935.
It is for its red wines that the Château Haut-Brion was the only property of the Graves to obtain its classification alongside the prestigious 1st Crus of the Médoc in 1855. It is distinguished by a larger area of merlot, which is translated into the blend of certain vintages by a proportion equal to or even greater than that of cabernet sauvignon. Volume, finesse, silky and rich characterize the wines, marked by the smoky imprint of their gravelly soil and by notes of tobacco and cedar incomparable with age. On less than three hectares, the estate develops a magnificent white powerful and sweet. Its rarity makes it one of the most coveted white Bordeaux.