Château Haut Brion
Château Haut Brion 2015
Château Haut Brion 2015
Chateau Haut Brion 2015
1er Cru Classé
- Delivery time about 3 weeks from order -
- Not subject to discounts and/or promotions -
Condition and provenance guaranteed
Original wooden case of 6 bottles
Notes on the vintage:
"Beautiful intense garnet red color. The first nose is ripe and intense.
Stirring reveals it as complex, with notes of very ripe red and black fruits, without excesses.
Spices mix with fruit, licorice, a light note of cloves...
The attack on the palate is full and caressing.
The wine immediately fills the palate without harshness and in all dimensions:
height, width and depth, then reliefs and flavors of ripe fruit, mixed with the cocoa bean. La finale est longue avec des notes de moka, doublée de la légère amertume du café. L'élevage va sans aucun doute révéler encore plus sa grandeur et l'amener dans la cour des plus beaux millésimes de Haut-Brion.
2015 turns out to be the warmest and sunniest year in our entire territory since the beginning of meteorological statistics. A long, torrid and dry period allowed excellent flowering until the arrival of the miraculous rains in August.
Thanks to this beneficial rain, the plant was able to accompany its grapes until they were perfectly ripe. The harvest began with a beautiful and sunny month of September. Thanks to this ideal climate, we were able to calmly await the optimum for all the vines.
All the conditions have been met to allow 2015 to be part of the lineage of the greatest Bordeaux vintages.
Harvest date From 8 September to 5 October
Merlot Blend: 50%; Cabernet Sauvignon: 42%, Cabernet Franc: 8%
78% new barrels
Alcohol content 15%
Launch date June 29 to July 4, 2017"
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate : 100
“A blend of 50% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Haut-Brion is reticent to begin, languidly revealing crushed black cherries, ripe black plums and wild blueberries with sparks of cinnamon stick, cloves, nutmeg, espresso, unsmoked cigars, tapenade, crushed rocks and lavender. The full-bodied palate possesses wonderfully complementary contrasts of bold black and blue fruit richness and delicately nuanced cherry fruit, baking spices and floral accents, structing ripe, finely pixelated tannins and seamless acidity that is placed firmly in the background, finishing very long and with plenty of attitude. This impeccably poised, exquisitely perfumed 2015 Haut-Brion possesses the most alluring yet seemingly effortless beauty. While it bears only a passing resemblance in its opulent personality to the now legendary 1989, like that vintage the 2015 cannot fail to hedonically satiate and intellectually edify all lovers of great Bordeaux who drink it. What's more, it also has the blue-blooded tenaciousness to remain this jaw-droppingly impressive, throughout its many guises over time, and for a very, very long time.” (2/2018)
Neal Martin : 100
"The 2015 Haut-Brion is a blend of 50% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc picked between 8 September and 5 October. Of course, it showed majestically out of barrel, so pressure was on in bottle. Deep in color, the bouquet is a real showstopper: blackberry, raspberry, sage, black olive and warm gravel...this is a profoundly complex bouquet that is nuanced and beautifully delineated.The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and ample freshness, but don't be deceived because this is a very structured Haut-Brion built for the long-term.Remarkably the 14.9% alcohol is completely disguised.It feels incredibly long, and yet instead of fanning out, it shuts down the door on the finish It is a behemoth of a wine, one that is up there with the legends of the past. Anticipated maturity: 2025 - 2070." Neal Martin, March 2018
Jeb Dunnuck : 100
"This is all about seduction and beauty with tobacco, berries, tea and wet earth. Full-bodied, round and sexy. Love the polished and beautiful tannins. Racy and refined. Try in 2023." Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, November 2017
Jancis Robinson : 18.5/20
"50% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon. Picked 8 September to 5 October. Much more aromatic than La Mission. Lovely silky tannins but masses of them. Very strict and savory. Really dense but manages to be expressive and convincing. A megalith. 18.5/20 points (JR)" (4/2016)
James Suckling : 98
“This is all about seduction and beauty with tobacco, berries, tea and wet earth. Full-bodied, round and sexy. Love the polished and beautiful tannins. Racy and refined. Try in 2023.” (2/2018)
Vinous : 98
“A huge, dramatic wine, the 2015 Haut-Brion is magnificent. Vertical in its construction and towering in its reach, the 2015 is going to need a good decade-plus to even start becoming approachable, as it needs to lose baby fat and develop the full range of its aromatics. Even at this early stage, though, it is wonderfully complete and positively stunning. (AG)” (2/2018)
Wine Spectators : 98
“A brick house of a wine, loaded with roasted fig, warmed currant compote and plum reduction flavors that are as broad as they are deep, carried by warm tar, ganache and smoldering bay leaf and charcoal notes. A swath of tobacco through the finish pulls everything together and ties it up with a bow of roasted mesquite. The core shows lean, muscular strength in spades. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025 through 2045. *Collectibles* (JM)” (3/2018)