Chateau Haut Brion

Chateau Haut-Brion is the only First Growth Chateau of the 1855 Bordeaux Classification located outside the Medoc AOC. It finds its home in the Pessac-Leognan AOC north of the Graves region. First documentation of the estate dates back to 1525 when the property came to Jean de Pontac through his new wife's dowry. After a series of different owners, the estate was purchased by Clarence Dillon, an American banker in 1935. Remarkably, it still remains in the Dillon family today. A curious departure from its counterparts in the Medoc AOC, Chateau Haut Brion is Merlot focused. Of the 48 hectares under vine, almost 42% are planted to Merlot, 45% to Cabernet Sauvignon and the remainder to Cabernet Franc. The dissimilarities continue in the fact that Haut Brion also produces one of the world's most esteemed white wines, Haut Brion Blanc, a blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.Each variety is planted to its best-suited soil type resulting in Cabernet Sauvignon on gravel and Merlot on clay, while the white varieties thrive on the sandier soils of the estate.
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  1. Chateau Haut Brion Blanc 2021 (En Primeur - Delivery 2024)
    A lovely pale yellow colour, with green glints. The nose is concentrated with fruity scents of citrus, mango and pineapple. Swirling reveals concentration and depth of aromas. On the first taste, the wine is rich, fresh, wide and taut all ... Learn More
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  2. Chateau Haut Brion Blanc 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    This is such a stunning wine and the impact on the palate is terrific. Very closed and very intense, the fruit is firm and arresting and the length is sensational. The oak, while fairly prominent, joins forces with the acidity ... Learn More
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