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1990 Chateau Haut-Brion Premier Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 12x75cl

£9,900.00 excl. Duty & VAT (In Bond)Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £11,918.45

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Product Description

The 1990 Haut Brion was harvested from the 11th to the 28th of September and is a blend of 55% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc. It was bottled in 1992 at 13% Alcohol volume.

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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker 98

1990: In terms of the brilliant complexity and nobility of the aromatics, scorched earth, black currants, plums, charcoal, cedar, and spices, the 1990 offers an aromatic explosion that is unparalleled. It is always fascinating to taste this wine next to the 1989, which is a monumental effort, but much more backward and denser, without the aromatic complexity of the 1990. The 1990 put on weight after bottling, and is currently rich, full-bodied, opulent, even flamboyant by Haut Brion’s standards. It is an incredible expression of a noble terroir in a top vintage. While it has been fully mature for a number of years, it does not reveal any bricking at the edge, and I suspect it will stay at this level for another 10-15 years … but why wait? It is irresistible now. Release price: ($1200.00/case) [30/06/2009]

Anticipated maturity: 2009-2024

Vinous 93

Good medium color. Fabulous aromas of spicy cherries, minerals, tobacco and smoky oak. Saline entry, then intense, spicy fruit and excellent extract. Very firm and subtle, with outstanding clarity of flavor. Lovely ripe acids and a long, subtle aftertaste. Will no doubt live in the shadows of the larger-scaled, more dramatic ’89, but this very impressive wine should age beautifully. The Graves of the vintage in 1990! [Stephen Tanzer, 11/01/1993]

Producer Profile

Area under vines: 48.35 hectares
Soils: mixture of clay, sand and clay
Average age of the vines: 35 years
Production: 10 000 to 12 000 cases a year
Ageing: in 80% new oak for 18–22 months

Grape varieties:

  • Merlot 45,4%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 43,9%
  • Cabernet Franc 9,7%
  • Petit Verdot 1%

Second wine: La Clarence de Haut-Brion (previsouly Bahans) 

  • Average Annual Production: 5000 to 7000 Cases
  • Ageing: in 20-25% new oak for 18–22 months
  • Learn more about Chateau Haut Brion here

    Weight 22 kg
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