Chateau Haut-Brion  1997 Front Label
Chateau Haut-Brion  1997 Front Label

Chateau Haut-Brion 1997

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Winemaker Notes

One recognizes the familiar burnt fragrance along with traces of barrel wood, whiffs of damp earth and odors of ripe berries combining with the rich unctuosity of ripened banana.

In the mouth the volume is impressive with its grainy tannins sometimes showing silky and soft and then again as ever-present and firm.

The presence of these classic tannins obviate its enormous capacity to develop into a great vintage. Already a delicious wine the characteristic Haut-Brion trait showing tannins simultaneously soft and firm assure its lengthy, lingering, satisfying taste as it caresses the palate.

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A stunningly gorgeous red. Beautiful aromas of licorice, berries and flowers. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, succulent finish. Very fine indeed.
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Chateau Haut-Brion, France
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Chateau Haut-Brion is the oldest and by far the smallest of the "Premiers Grands Crus" vineyards of the Gironde 1855 classification. Chateau 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.Thanks to its long history as one of Bordeaux's most prestigious wines, the estate has left its mark on the region for centuries.

The vineyard covers an area of 51 hectares (about 126 acres). Slightly more than 48 hectares are planted with red grape varieties. The terrain at Haut-Brion, formed of two large mounds of a type of gravel known as Gunzian because it was deposited during the earliest geologic stage of the Pleistocene epoch, rises between 40 and 50 feet above the beds of the neighboring streams. This gravel consists of small stones, including various kinds of quartz, and it is these precious gems that help to give Chateau Haut-Brion's wines their distinctive character. This expansive elevated reach of gravelly terrain, bounded at the north by the Le Peugue stream and at the south by the Le Serpent stream, has been called Haut -Brion at least as far back as the early years of the fifteenth century, as evidenced by ancient maps and deeds dating from this period. The sub-soil consists of a mixture of clay and sand.

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