Decanter: More powerful than La Chapelle this year. 57% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc. Excellent tannin structure and very good quality fruit of great length. Beautiful bright reflection of violet edging. One that is set to develop slowly. 91 Points
Wine Enthusiast - "There is a serious side to this wine. It shows much of the slightly austere character of young Haut-Brion. At the same time, the fine red fruits and acidity give it a lift and accessibility. This wine will develop relatively quickly. Barrel Sample: 93-95 Points"
James Suckling - "Racy and refined second wine with polished and pretty tannins. Full body. Pretty.
Barrel Sample: 93-94"
Blend: 57% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc.
Château Haut-Brion is the oldest and by far the smallest of the "Premiers Grands Crus" vineyards of the Gironde 1855 classification. Château Haut-Brion is one of the few remaining family-owned domains of the Bordeaux region with a history going back to the 16th century. It has been owned by the American Dillon family since 1935.