Chateau Haut-Brion

Best of the Best 2012: International Red Wines: Château Haut-Brion 2008 Pessac-Léognan

In the minds of most enthusiasts, Médoc is the cradle of Bordeaux. After all, this important region on the Left Bank of the Gironde River is home to four of the great châteaux that received First Growth rankings in the definitive 1855 classification: Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Margaux, and Château Mouton Rothschild. Its prominence […]

Chateau Haut-Brion 2007 Blanc Pessac-Léognon

Perhaps the only wines from Pauillac that can surpass the reds from the first-growth estate, which dates to 1525, are its whites. A blend of 55 percent Sauvignon Blanc and 45 percent Sémillon, the 2007 vintage presents a medley of fresh melon, honeycomb, and lanolin layered over a delicious smokiness.

Chateau Haut-Brion 2007 Pessac-Léognan

This renowned estate was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson, who ordered its wines by the case. Philosophers John Locke and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel both referred to this mighty red wine in their writings. All three of these historical figures would no doubt have fallen under the spell of the only first-growth from the Pessac-Léognan […]