1989 Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan Bordeaux - 100 pts - 1500ml

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1989 Chateau Haut-Brion Bordeaux - 100 Pts!

Haut-Brion has been the most consistent first-growth over the last decade producing top-notch wines even in such tough years as 1987 1993 and 1994. The 1989 is one of a handful of truly profound wines from a vintage that tends to be overrated...

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Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1989
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 1500ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pessac Leognan
Producer Haut Brion
Color Red
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1989 Chateau Haut-Brion Bordeaux - 100 Pts!

Haut-Brion has been the most consistent first-growth over the last decade producing top-notch wines even in such tough years as 1987 1993 and 1994. The 1989 is one of a handful of truly profound wines from a vintage that tends to be overrated save for the Pomerols a few St.-Emilions and some overachievers in the Medoc. However 1989 was an extraordinary success for Jean Delmas the administrator of Haut-Brion and La Mission-Haut-Brion. The prodigious 1989 Haut-Brion is one of the greatest first-growths I have ever tasted. It has always reminded me of what the 1959 must have tasted like in its youth but it is even richer and more compelling aromatically. The wine exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color as well as a sweet nose of jammy fruit tobacco spicy oak minerals and smoke. Fabulously concentrated with huge levels of fruit extract and glycerin this wine is nearly viscous because of its thickness and richness. Low acidity gives the wine even more appeal and adds to its precociousness. The wine has not budged in development since it was first bottled although it has always provided thrilling drinking because of its voluptuous texture. It needs another 5-6 years of bottle age before it will begin to develop Haut-Brion's fabulous fragrance. RP

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