Processing Your Order...

Search for ""

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now

New Customers Save $30 off $100+* with code JULYNEW30

New Customers Save $30* with code JULYNEW30

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 7/31/2018. The $30 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Due to state regulations, we cannot ship wine to California
Flat front label of wine
Flat front label of wine

Chateau Haut-Brion 1979

Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
  • RP93
0% ABV
  • WE99
  • D97
  • RP97
  • JD96
  • JS96
  • V96
  • JS100
  • WE99
  • RP99
  • D98
  • JD100
  • RP100
  • JS98
  • V98
  • WS98
  • D97
  • WE97
  • WE100
  • JS97
  • RP96
  • WS96
  • JD96
  • D95
  • V97
  • RP96
  • JS96
  • WE96
  • WW95
  • WS95
  • JS96
  • WS95
  • WE95
  • RP95
  • RP100
  • WS99
  • WE98
  • JS97
  • RP100
  • JS100
  • WS98
  • WE96
  • WE96
  • RP96
  • JS94
  • WS92
  • WE94
  • RP92
  • WS91
  • RP96
  • WE96
  • V95
  • JD95
  • WS94
  • W&S93
  • WS100
  • RP100
  • JD100
  • JS99
  • W&S98
  • WE98
  • WE96
  • W&S96
  • WS95
  • RP92
  • WS96
  • WE96
  • RP95
  • WS93
  • WS95
  • W&S95
  • RP94
  • RP99
  • V96
  • WE96
  • JS95
  • WS94
  • W&S94
  • RP93
  • WS92
  • WS97
  • RP96
  • WS90
  • RP95
  • WS93
  • RP96
  • WS95
  • WS94
  • RP92
  • WS91
  • RP98
  • WS94
  • WS100
  • RP100
  • WS96
  • RP92
  • RP94
  • RP95
  • WS93
  • WS88
  • WS95
  • RP95
  • WS87
  • RP94
  • WS94
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $389.00
Try the 1995 Vintage 569 97
389
389
Save $0.00 (0%)
Ships Thu, Jul 26
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
Add to Cart
1
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Rate for better recommendations
(256 characters remaining)
Cancel Save

0.0 0 Ratings
0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

A tannic and complex wine, very typical of the estate. There is an excellent overall expression: well-balanced tannins, much style, breed and power.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
One of the top three or four wines of the vintage, the 1979 Haut-Brion has put on weight in its evolution in the bottle, and although fully mature, shows no signs of decline. The color is a dark garnet with some amber at the edge. The wine shows a very sweet nose of fruitcake intermixed with damp earth, tobacco, smoke, liquid mineral, black currants, and a hint of creosote. Medium to full-bodied, with excellent power and lushness, this is an atypically rich, layered, authoritatively flavorful wine that seems almost out of character for the vintage.
View More
Chateau Haut-Brion

Chateau Haut-Brion

View all wine
Chateau Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
Image of winery
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.

Pessac-Leognan

View all wine

Recognized for its superior reds as well as whites, Pessac-Léognan on the Left Bank claims classified growths for both—making it quite unique in comparison to its neighboring Médoc properties.

Pessac’s Chateau Haut-Brion, the only first growth located outside of the Médoc, is said to have been the first to conceptualize fine red wine in Bordeaux back in the late 1600s. The estate, along with its high-esteemed neighbors, La Mission Haut-Brion, Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pique-Caillou and Chateau Pape-Clément are today all but enveloped by the city of Bordeaux. The rest of the vineyards of Pessac-Léognan are in clearings of heavily forested area or abutting dense suburbs.

Arid sand and gravel on top of clay and limestone make the area unique and conducive to growing Sémillon and Sauvignon blanc as well as the grapes in the usual Left Bank red recipe: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and miniscule percentages of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Camenere

The best reds will show great force and finesse with inky blue and black fruit, mushroom, forest, tobacco, iodine, and a smooth and intriguing texture.

Its best whites show complexity, longevity and no lack of exotic twists on citrus, tropical and stone fruit with pronounced floral and spice characteristics.

Bordeaux Blends

View all wine

One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World, especially in California, Washington, and Australia. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and/or Petit Verdot, these are sometimes referred to in the US as “Meritage” blends. In Bordeaux itself, Cabernet Sauvignon dominates in wines from the Left Bank of the Gironde river, while the Right Bank focuses on Merlot. Often, blends from outside the region are classified as being inspired by one or the other.

In the Glass

Cabernet-based, Left-Bank-styled wines are typically more tannic and structured, while Merlot-based wines modeled after the Right Bank are softer and suppler. Cabernet Franc can add herbal notes, while Malbec and Petit Verdot contribute color and structure. Wines from Bordeaux can be bold and fruit-forward or restrained and earthy, while New World facsimiles tend to emulate the former style. In general, Bordeaux red blends can have aromas and flavors of black currant, cedar, plum, graphite, and violet, with more red fruit flavors when Merlot makes up a high proportion of the blend.

Perfect Pairings

Since Bordeaux red blends are often quite structured and tannic, they pair best with hearty, flavorful, and fatty meat dishes. Any type of steak makes for a classic pairing. Equally welcome with these wines would be beef brisket, pot roast, braised lamb, or smoked duck.

Sommelier Secret

While the region of Bordeaux is limited to a select few approved grape varieties, the New World is free to experiment. Bordeaux blends in California may include Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, or virtually any other grape deemed worthy by the winemaker. In Australia, Shiraz is a common component.

DOB139774_1979 Item# 139774