1989 Chateau Haut Brion

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Elegant and complex, the red wine of Château Haut-Brion is very mineral and of rare complexity, it is distinguished by an astonishing length, this aromatic persistence being the privilege of the very great origins.

The wine is very aromatic, very harmonious with very melted tannins and rather low acidities. We can think that it will be a powerful wine but at the same time having a lot of finesse and harmony. By its structure and smoothness, this wine is reminiscent of 1959.

Proprietary Red
Total Varietal Composition %:
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, Cabernet Franc 9%
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750 ml Bottle

Wine Advocate

A spectacular wine that only goes from strength to strength, and which ranks among the pinnacles of my birth year vintage, the 1989 Haut-Brion wafts from the glass with a rich bouquet of blackberries, blackcurrants, cigar wrapper, loamy soil, black truffle, burning embers and vine smoke. Medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, it's sumptuous and dramatic, with huge reserves of fruit that are complemented by carnal, savory nuances and framed by melting tannins and ripe acids. Concluding with a long, resonant finish, the only criticism one can make is that a 750-milliliter bottle simply isn't enough.