Tag Archives: Haut-Brion

2010 Bordeaux: Robert Parker releases his scores

Last night, influential wine-critic Robert Parker released his scores for the 2010 Bordeaux, heralding a flurry of comment and interest. In his accompanying article, entertainingly entitled “Insanity, Glory, Blood, Tears, Lust, Tragedy, Extravagance, Avarice, Violence and Mythology on the Gironde”, he stated, “it is an inescapable truth that 2010 has produced another year of compelling Bordeaux […]

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First Growth Focus – Château Haut-Brion

Continuing our series on the First Growths, Ludovic Surina, Fine Wine Advisor at Lay & Wheeler, introduces Château Haut-Brion. The history of Haut-Brion starts even earlier than most think – at the end of the tertiary era, when the emergence of the Aquitaine basin and the Western Pyrenees caused a layer of debris to spread […]

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Haut-Brion and other Graves

After a fun dinner and a late night at old Majestic favourite Chateau de Sours (thanks Martin) we started Thursday very early, with an 8 am appointment at Haut-Brion. Chateau Haut-Brion itself is marooned in the outskirts of Bordeaux, and a strong smell of roasting coffee from the factory next door surrounded the estate. Most […]

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Bordeaux 2009: Château Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion – changes

There have been some recent name changes at these two properties over the last couple of years, so we thought it might help to set out the names of the wines as they are for the Bordeaux 2009 campaign. Château Haut-Brion First wine – Château Haut-Brion Second wine – Le Clarence de Haut-Brion (was Château […]

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