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2011 Haut Brion

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2011
Appellation: Pessac Leognan
97 (JA)
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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2011 Haut Brion

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2011 Haut Brion

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2011 Haut Brion

97 (JA)
£3,810 12 pack case(s) available

2011 Haut Brion

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
97 (JA)
BTL
1
0
0
0
£3,810
12
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Tasting Notes and Scores

93-95

Bordeaux Index

The Haut Brion 2011 actually boasts a step up in quality from many of its regional peers, showing the vintage’s hallmark freshness and vitality with a noticeable core of mid-palate intensity that distinguishes it from its sibling La Mission. An attractive herbaceous and red fruit character and sweet, chewy tannins on the finish display the nobility of this great vineyard.

95

Wine Advocate

The unbelievably superb 2011 Haut-Brion (a tiny production of 7,600 cases from a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 19% Cabernet Franc) exhibits a classic nose of subtle smoldering embers, warm rocks, black currants, new saddle leather, spice box and high quality, unsmoked cigar tobacco. The color is a dense ruby/purple to the edge, and the wine cuts a serious as well as broad swath across the palate. The most amazing aspect of this terroir is that the wine, despite all its power and richness, literally dances on the palate, as if it were a 90 pound ballerina. This brilliant 2011 should evolve quickly, hitting its prime in 7-8 years, and drink beautifully for 20-25 years. 95 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #212, April 2014)

94

Neal Martin

Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2011 Haut Brion has always been an excellent Pessac-Léognan, though recent encounters suggest it does not have the potential of the 2012. It has a gentle and caressing bouquet full of copious dark cherry and raspberry fruit, a touch of saddle leather and a seam of dark chocolate emanating from the oak regime, which needs more time to integrate (though it is not an Haut-Brion that is going to demand years and years in bottle). The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and feels gentle in the mouth. It is very well balanced, although perhaps the oak comes through too strongly on the finish, when frankly there is no need. Nevertheless, this is a classic Pessac-Léognan - maybe "mild mannered" and a little conservative compared to more ambitious recent vintages, yet there is no doubting its class and pedigree. Tasted December 2016. – eRobertParker.com, Feb 2017

95

Wine Spectator

This packs some serious density for the vintage, with layers of braised fig, blackberry pâte de fruit and dark currant paste, all inlaid with lively briar, tobacco leaf and roasted apple wood notes. Shows lots of energy through the finish, with the grip generating a mouthwatering feel. One of the stars of the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2035.– James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, March 2014)

94

James Suckling

Darker toasty oak and dark fruits with red hues too. Very smoothly executed meaty barrel fermented aromas here with ripe cassis and cherry fruit flavors. The tannins are nicely articulated, layered and smooth, rising nicely through the finish with a velvety fine texture – jamessuckling.com, Jan 2015

17/20

Jancis Robinson

Elegant, cedary dark-fruit aroma. Tight and lively with just enough flesh in the middle. Quite chewy and again has a sort of smudgy palate. Drink: 2018-2036 – jancisrobinson.com, Jan 2015

946

Wine Lister

Quality 915 | Brand 998 | Economics 925 | buzz brand, investment staple
Quality: Predicted life of 17 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 2011 vintage, which averages 9 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

97

Decanter

A serious Haut-Brion, still very much closed. Concentrated with firm tannins, this has real depth to it, showing walls and structure. Beautiful juice starts to seep through the walls after a few moments and this has great potential. It has a tannic frame that softens as it opens, and lets the light in, showing its more elegant side. Cleverly constructed, this is great winemaking, a clear success. 72% new oak. Harvest August 31 to September 27. Drinking Window 2021 - 2045
Blind tasted by Jane Anson(at Bordeaux, 19 Feb 2021)
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