Château Haut-Brion, 2009

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France

Château Haut-Brion, 2009

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Merlot 46%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Cabernet Franc 14% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Jean-Philippe Delmas Optimum Drinking: 2020-2060 Reviewer Rating: 100 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 102170 Alcohol: 14.3%
Estate Notes

Château Haut-Brion 2009 was one of the finest wines of this great Bordeaux's vintage, and Robert Parker's 100 point rating says it all. It was purchased in its original wooden case.

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 1855 classification), and so it rarely achieves a higher price than its contemporaries, which is good news for astute buyers. The Château was established atop two knolls or gravel croupes by the Pontac family in 1550 and has passed through five families since; being currently owned by the Dillon family. The real key to the estate's steadfast position amongst Bordeaux's elite has been the long, stable tenure of winemakers, particularly the legendary Jean-Bernard Delmas.


"The Haut-Brion ‘09 plays the idiot savant at first and deceptively seems to miss the complexity of its peers, then voila! It opens gloriously with blackberry, wild hedgerow and crushed stone. The palate is full-bodied with an opulent rounded entry. It is slightly low in acidity, making this forward and approachable. But it remains beautifully balanced with a sumptuous finish to die for."

"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." Wine Spectator