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2005 Haut Brion

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2005
Appellation: Pessac Leognan
100 (RP/JS)
One of the four original 1st Growths in the 1855 classification (along with Lafite, Margaux and Latour) Haut Brion has always ranked as one of the most desirable wines in the world. Its story, since 1855, has been quite incredible including a series of disasters that plagued the vineyards during the second half of the 19th century and occupation by German forces during WWII. In fact, during the war, Haut Brion served as a rest home for Luftwaffe pilots. Owned by the Dillon family since 1934, the style of Haut Brion has changed over the years. During the '50s and early '60s the wines were rich, earthy and almost sweet, giving way to a much leaner, simplistic style of claret from 1966 to 1974. Since 1975 we have witnessed a return to the richer more complex style which many people know and love today. Haut Brion is stylistically unique amongst the 1st Growths and has always been very much the connoisseurs choice, often undervalued when compared to its illustrious piers in Pauillac and Margaux. The credit must duly be given the incredible work carried out by Jean Delmas who administered Haut Brion from 1961-2003, producing some of the greatest wines in living memory. His son, Jean-Philippe Delmas, has since picked up the baton and continues to carry on with his father's great work; beginning with the astonishing 2005, Haut Brion have hardly put a foot wrong achieving multiple 100-point scores from across the leading critics.

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2005 Haut Brion

100 (RP/JS)
£7,480 6/12 pack case(s) available

2005 Haut Brion

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Region: Red Bordeaux
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2005 Haut Brion

100 (RP/JS)
£7,480 6/12 pack case(s) available

2005 Haut Brion

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
100 (RP/JS)
BTL
1
2
0
0
£7,480
12
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CONDITION
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Case (12 x 75cl)
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Original Wooden Case
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4-8wk
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£7,040.00
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£7,480.00
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Case (6 x 75cl)
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In-Bond
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£3,521.00
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£3,740.00
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Tasting Notes and Scores

100

Wine Advocate

The mineral-laced 2005 Haut Brion (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) is exquisite. With its elegance and finesse, it is not as powerful as La Mission, but the nobility and complexity of the aromatics, incredible fragrance (subtle smoke and blue, red, and black fruits) that persists in the glass, full-bodied mouthfeel (though very light and delicate on its feet), and incredible length characterize this great Haut-Brion. It is just starting to drink well, and should continue to do so for at least another three decades. It is a tour de force in winemaking, but only 9,000 cases were produced.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #219, Jun 2015)

98+

Neal Martin

The Château Haut-Brion 2005, which unlike the rest of the First Growth was tasted from magnum, has a more audacious and sensual bouquet compared to the La Mission Haut-Brion with copious black cherries, cooked meat, mint and wild heather scents. You could sit and nose this all day. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannins. The harmony will leave you breathless. It is underpinned by nigh perfect acidity and astounding weight. Yet it does not overwhelm and remains faithfully classic in style. It is difficult to fault this Haut Brion and do not be surprised if it one day ends up joining the ranks of the 1961, 1989 or 2000.

– eRobertParker.com, Feb 2015

97+

Michael Schuster

Dark, brick tinged ruby red; still very restrained on the nose, gentle brick dust, gravel aromas still dominating the fruit for the moment; beautifully balanced, full, fresh, concentrated and very finely tannic; crisp, intense, long, close knit and graceful across the palate, gently mouthfilling, full of classy ripe fruit, long and even and very fruit fragrant to finish. A gloriously full yet discreet Haut Brion. 2020 – 50+

100

James Suckling

This is a wine that makes you dream. The nose is packed with flowers, sweet tobacco, iodine, spices, raspberries, blackberries, and great freshness. The texture is perfection, pure silk and the fruit is wonderfully complex and subtle. Currants, fresh mushrooms, flowers, and stones fill the mouth and make way to a delightful finish. Please leave this alone until 2020.

992

Wine Lister

Quality 995 | Brand 998 | Economics 974 | buzz brand, investment staple
Quality: Predicted life of 30 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 2005 vintage, which averages 14 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 50 of the world's top wine lists, including Chez Bruce Economics: More traded at auction than its peers, its top 5 vintages having seen 3,255 75cl equivalent bottles traded in the past year Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 92,455 bottles

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017

99

Decanter

The 2005 Haut-Brion was the last wine tasted of the weekend, yet it transcended the potential for palate fatigue to impress me immensely. I ranked this as the best wine in a powerful flight, and like the Lafite on the first day, I felt it was near perfection. The aromas ranged from ripe blackcurrant and plum to pepper, cedar, leather, and earth. Although it was youthful and still very primary, it was accessible and engaging at this early stage. It is a wine of massive concentration with a robust structure, boasting firm but fine-grained tannins, lots of extract, and a pleasant freshness that gave the finish extraordinary persistence. A blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. Drinking Window 2021 - 2040
Blind tasted by Charles Curtis MW (at Atlanta, 26 Jun 2021)
Part of Bordeaux 2005 retrospective: 36 wines tasted