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2005 Château Haut-Brion

Graves, Pessac-Léognan, 1er cru classé

Earliest anticipated arrival is Summer 2021 help
 
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PRICE:
$2,199.00 per Magnum (1.5L)

SIZE:
1.5L

AVAILABLE:
6 Magnums (1.5L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The mineral-laced 2005 Haut Brion (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) is exquisite. With its elegance and finesse, it is not as powerful as La Mission, but the nobility and complexity of the aromatics, incredible fragrance (subtle smoke and blue, red, and black fruits) that persists in the glass, full-bodied mouthfeel (though very light and delicate on its feet), and incredible length characterize this great Haut-Brion. It is just starting to drink well, and should continue to do so for at least another three decades. It is a tour de force in winemaking, but only 9,000 cases were produced." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #219
(WA, 06/28/2015)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2015-2045


"This is incredible on the nose, showing coffee cake, blackberry, floral, coffee bean and vanilla bean, with Chinese spices. A very complex, full-bodied red, with seamless, hyperpolished tannins that caress every millimeter of the palate. Lasts for minutes. So beautifully balanced, I'm left speechless. Is it even better than the 1989? Best after 2017. 9,080 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2008)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2017


"One of my wines of the night, the 2005 Haut-Brion is stratospheric. Remarkably vivid and nuanced, the 2005 presents a compelling mélange of dark flavors laced with the savory/mineral notes that are so typical of Haut-Brion. The 2005 is a thrill to follow in the glass, as it continually reveals new shades of its personality, something I consider a common attribute among all of the world's truly great wines. The dense, explosive finish points to a very bright future. Readers who own the 2005 should be thrilled, as it is truly magnificent." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 11/01/2015)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2020-2055


"The 2005 Haut-Brion is a deep, meaty wine. Black cherry, game, smoke, tobacco, licorice, gravel and scorched earth saturate every corner of the palate. The 2005 is inky, creamy and voluptuous right out of the gate. It is also very young and in need of time in bottle. Most wines I tasted for this report started to lose a little steam after 24 hours, but the Haut-Brion kept getting better and better. It’s a magical wine, if a bit less accessible than most other 2005s at this stage. Tasted two times." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/15/2021)

Rating: 99+
Drink from: 2025-2055


"Tasted blind. Exotic, voluptuous nose. Rich and velvety. Arguably over the top but pretty damned glorious really. Still masses of tannins but this could be a very ambitious left bank first!" JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 02/23/2017)

Rating: 18+
Drink from: 2020-2050


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