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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Chateau Haut-Beausejour Saint-Estephe 1998
Chateau Haut-Beausejour Saint-Estephe 1998
(search item no. 26351)
wine.com rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Here's a '98 Bordeaux that's drinking beautifully right now! Deep garnet with glossy highlights. Slightly peppery with scents of well-ripened fruit such as blackcurrant and raspberry. Merlot is predominant and marked by an honest attack that is well rounded and full. A supple wine, with firm tannic structure, well balanced and not overpowered by wood.
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About Château Haut-Beausejour:

In 1992, Jean-Claude Rouzaud, oenologist and president of Champagne Louis Roederer, acquired and combined two Cru Bourgeois vineyards in the heart of the Medoc's prestigious Saint-Estèphe appellation: Chateau Picard and Château Beauséjour. Together, these properties make up what is now called "Château Haut-Beauséjour."

In keeping with his passion for quality, Mr. Rouzaud made improvements in the vineyards, furnished the winery with state-of-the-art equipment, and surrounded himself with an accomplished team. Each year, Mr. Rouzaud participates in the blending of the wine himself to ensure excellence.