Chateau Haut-Brion 2017 - Bordeaux Futures
Pessac-Leognan, Graves

Chateau Haut-Brion 2017 - Bordeaux Futures
Wine Specs
alcohol %
13
bottle size
750 ml
decanter
97
region
France
robert parker
97
varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
vintage
2017
wine enthusiast
99
Pessac-Leognan, Graves
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750ml

The tannins are the secret of this bold wine granting longevity and great structure. At the same time, the ripe blackberry fruits are rich yet bright and fresh. The wine will take time to mature. Drink from 2025.
Barrel Sample: 97-99

99 Points Wine Enthusiast

Wine Profile

awards

A tight and focused red with dark-berry, chocolate and hazelnut character. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a linear and fine finish. Very refined. Elegant and balanced.
Barrel Sample: 95-96

96 Points James Suckling

other notes

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.

ratings

Composed of 53% Merlot, 40.7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.3% Cabernet Franc, the very deep purple-black colored 2017 Haut-Brion is a little closed on the nose, revealing fresh blackberries, black currants and dark chocolate with suggestions of pencil shavings, beef drippings, tilled soil and cracked black pepper plus a waft of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it has very firm, ripe, grainy tannins and a lively backbone structuring the tightly knit earth and black fruit layers, finishing with compelling mineral and perfumed layers.
Barrel Sample: 95-97

97 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate

tasting notes

A hugely captivating wine, one of the contenders for red of the vintage. There's an incredible plush, dense texture to the fruit here, with just the slightest pulling back on the final section that suggests the damson, cassis and black cherry fruit is not at the full extent of ripeness seen in 2016 and 2015, but there is absolutely no question that this is a successful, rich and well-expressed wine. It's extremely powerful and well constructed, with great tannins and a succulence which grows through the palate. 3.73pH.
Barrel Sample

97 Points Decanter