Red Wines    Bordeaux Red Blends    Pessac-Leognan    France - Bordeaux   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 10/1/2016
Chateau Haut-Brion  2010
Chateau Haut-Brion 2010
(search item no. 123010)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
Wine Spectator rating: 99 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2016: $979.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2015 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2015 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2015 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2015 Decanter rating: 97 points
2015 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2014 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2014 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2014 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2014 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2014 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2014 Decanter rating: 95 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2006 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2005 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 100 points
2005 James Suckling rating: 99 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 98 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2000 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1997 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1996 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
1989 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1989 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 98 points
1989 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
1988 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1988 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1986 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1985 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1985 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1983 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1982 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1982 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1981 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1979 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1975 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1975 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
1966 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is a superb ruby-red color with purplish highlights. The initially closed-in bouquet opens up nicely on aeration. The wonderfully subtle aromas follow through in quick succession, starting with oaky overtones, followed by red-berry fruit, leading into terroir character: cocoa powder, roasting coffee, and Havana cigars. The initial softness on the palate gradually evolves to reveal the tannic backbone. Despite their dense structure, the tannins are amazingly silky. The overall freshness carries the flavors through into an aftertaste that goes on and on.
My Notes:

Additional wines from Chateau Haut-Brion:

About Chateau Haut-Brion:

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.