Château Haut-Brion, 1998

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France

Château Haut-Brion, 1998

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Merlot 51%, Cabernet Franc 9%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Jean-Philippe Delmas Optimum Drinking: 2017-2035 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 100007 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Château Haut-Brion's 1998 really shone in the irregular 1998 Bordeaux vintage, a great buy for a first growth.

There is a refreshing lack of pretension at Haut-Brion, whose intensely aromatic, concentrated wines are consistently viewed as some of the very best in the entire Bordeaux region, including its fellow first growths of the Médoc.

Haut-Brion is the least well-known of the first growths (and is the only château outside of the Haut-Médoc to be awarded growth status in the Bordeaux classification of 1855), and so it rarely achieves a higher price than its contemporaries, which is good news for astute left bank buyers.


"Rich and wonderful wine, classic, with loads of vanilla, raspberry and chocolate aromas. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long aftertaste of berry, grape and vanilla. Subtle, elegant and powerful, with great length." Wine Spectator (Jan 2001)