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2009 Château Haut-Brion

Graves, Pessac-Léognan, 1er cru classé

Earliest anticipated arrival is Summer 2021 help
 
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PRICE:
$965.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
31 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The 2009 Haut-Brion is deep garnet colored and slightly closed and shy to begin, slowly unfurling to reveal sensuous notions of warm blackberries, plum preserves, mulberries and blackcurrant cordial with touches of star anise, mocha and damp soil. Full-bodied, taut and tightly wound in the mouth, the palate delivers mouth-coating black fruit and mineral layers with a very firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins, finishing long and earthy. This needs time!" Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 03/14/2019)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2020-2054


"Extravagant and exotic, but still lively, this is a super-concentrated and elegant wine that's already breathtaking, yet has enormous aging potential. Plenty of wet earth and mushroom character alongside the cassis and blackberry aromas. Super-long, perfectly balanced finish. Drink or hold." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 03/06/2019)

Rating: 100


"This enormous young wine is among the most backward of the vintage at this early stage, with iron-clad grip holding the broad, deep core of blackberry, cassis and roasted fig notes in check for now. The finish is a torrent of dense, almost compressed layers of tobacco leaf, hot paving stone, singed bay leaf and tar that will take at least a decade to massage together fully. This one is for the kids born in 2009. Best from 2020 through 2040. 10,500 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2012)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2020-2040


"Vivid deep ruby. Knockout fruity nose offers blackcurrant, strawberry, rosemary, truffle and a stony note. Then very closed in the middle, with cabernet sauvignon-dominated flavors of cassis, cigar box, cedar and minerals. Finishes long and deep, with massive but smooth tannins and a lingering note of violet. This will need plenty of time in the cellar but should be an outstanding, memorable Haut Brion. Offhand, I do not recall a better pair of wines from any estate in 2009: millionaires will have a lot of fun trying to choose between La Mission and Haut Brion in 20 years' time." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2012)

Rating: 97+


"The 2009 Haut-Brion has a less precocious but more detailed bouquet, more nuanced perhaps with warm slates baking in the summer sun, tilled loam and cedar infusing the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, perfect acidity, layers of mineral-rich black fruit. This seems to have gained more complexity in recent years and is beginning to flirt with perfection. It’s not there yet, but it is moving in that direction. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits' Ten Year On tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/14/2019)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2023-2065


"Tasted blind. Deep crimson with some green leafiness. Much fresher than most 2009 first growths. Thick and with masses of ripe fruit but a mass of tannin too. Great undertow of exciting activity as though the compounds in here were in a ferment of activity. Really thrilling. Though a little bit dusty going back to it." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 03/05/2019)

Rating: 19
Drink from: 2023-2050


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