Chateau Haut-Brion 1986

Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 21295
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • WS95
  • RP95
  • WE95
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Winemaker's Notes

A rather cold spring. Hard weather conditions in June for the flowering. A hot and dry summer carried through until the end of the harvest period.

A tannic wine, very much characteristic of the Graves. A hint of caramel and of burnt. A very good wine. Will age slowly.

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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.

Learn About Pessac-Leognan

(PEH-sak lay-ohn-yawn) One of the top appellations within Graves, Pessac-Leognan is home to the only Graves chateau listed as a first growth in the 1855 Medoc classification - Chateau Haut-Brion. In fact, praise for the chateau dates back to the days of Thomas Jefferson, when, upon visiting the chateau in 1787, he bought 125 bottles for his cellar in Virginia. Notable Facts The...

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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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