It seems that vines have been grown on this spot (now within the suburbs of the city of Bordeaux) since Roman times but a chateau was not built on the site until the mid 16th century. The estate had been owned by the de Pontac family who acquired it as a dowry in the early 16th century. in the mid 17th century M de Pontac marketed his wine heavily in London, especially at the royal court, where Kind Charles II drank Haut-Brion on a regular basis. Pepys was drinking Haut Brion at the pub in 1663, commenting on its quality. In May 1935 the peoperty was bought by American Clarence Dillon. Domaine Clarence Dillon added La Mission Haut Brion in 1983. Haut Brion has just over 50 hectares of vines,r ed and white, planted on sand and gravel.
Case of 12 Bottles
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duty paid price: £7,772.14
"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
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