1964 chateau haut-brion

1964 Chateau Haut-Brion

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
  • Style: Collector Treasure
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Graves
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The only property from outside the Médoc to be included in the 1855 Classification, Haut-Brion’s viticultural history can be traced back further than its Médoc First Growth counterparts.  Samuel Pepys even mentions it in his diaries.  Situated in what is now Pessac-Léognan, the property finds itself now in the suburbs of the ever-encroaching city of Bordeaux.  After falling into a state of disrepair the estate was purchased in 1935 by Clarence Dillon, an American financier, since when it has enjoyed a steady and continual resurgence to a position of pre-eminence.  Dillon’s great-grandson, Prince Robert of Luxembourg, now runs the estate.

Sweet sour nose of powerful red fruits at first, leaning towards plums. After a while the nose is all prunes. Very rich, with stewed fruits on the palate. Hedonistic pleasure.

Goose, duck, hare, rabbit or venison are great accompaniments, herb-crusted roast aubergine and lamb work well too.

A spectacular wine that ranks as one of the greatest expressions of this estate.

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