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Château-Haut-Brion Pessac Léognan 2005


SKU 02644


Originally purchased by us and kept in temperature controlled storage.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Leognan
Brand Château-Haut-Brion
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • we98

Wine EnthusiastA big, virile wine, dominated by dark and firm tannins. The structure comes from powerful black fruits, the wood only showing as dry edge to the tannins. It's firm, obviously destined for long aging, with initial blackberry fruits powering through the density. A stupendous wine that will last many decades.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2008
  • st97

International Wine CellarWonderfully expressive nose combines black raspberry, mocha, hot stones, caramel and tobacco. Lush, fat and full but with terrific definition and suavity to its extravagantly dense black raspberry, stone and licorice flavors. As large-scaled as this is, it's not at all overly sweet. Expands impressively on the back half, finishing with substantial tannins that are thoroughly covered by fruit. A great vintage for Haut-Brion.

  • ws100

Wine SpectatorThis is incredible on the nose, showing coffee cake, blackberry, floral, coffee bean and vanilla bean, with Chinese spices. A very complex, full-bodied red, with seamless, hyperpolished tannins that caress every millimeter of the palate. Lasts for minutes. So beautifully balanced, I'm left speechless. Is it even better than the 1989? Best after 2017.

James Suckling, March 31, 2008