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2007 Haut Brion

By Chateau Haut Brion

2007 Haut Brion from Chateau Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

Chateau Haut Brion, a longstanding pillar in the pantheon of fine Bordeaux wines, presents an intriguing narrative with its 2007 vintage. This particular year in Pessac-Leognan was marked by early ripening grapes, offering unique characteristics that set the 2007 Haut Brion apart from its kin in the estate's venerated lineage.


A Vintage Defined by Climatic Nuance

The growing season leading to the harvest of 2007 bore witness to climatic fluctuations. A warm April expedited flowering, but subsequent cooler months added a layer of complexity to the growth period, culminating in a September where meticulous care was paramount. The team at Chateau Haut Brion masterfully navigated these conditions, culminating in a wine that captures the essence of challenge transformed into triumph.


Investment-worthy Elegance and Complexity

The 2007 Haut Brion reveals itself with an elegant poise distinct from more opulent years. Its garnet hue draws one into a nuanced bouquet of blackcurrant and subtle smoke—a testament to its time spent in French oak barrels. On the palate, a noteworthy balance emerges; dark fruit notes are enlivened by a dash of spice and an exquisite tannic structure. The finish is satisfyingly prolonged and indicative of a wine with admirable cellar potential.

A finely crafted collector's gem, this offering from Chateau Haut Brion is indeed an asset meriting consideration amongst connoisseurs and investors alike. With proper cellaring, the 2007 Haut Brion holds promise for further development, suggesting potential increased vitality within the tapestry of exquisite Bordeaux vintages.

In summary, the 2007 Haut Brion carries its own narrative—a tale of a season's battling whims and winemakers’ dexterous responses. It holds an esteemed position as one of the more intriguing investment-grade wines from Chateau Haut Brion with a tale yet to unfold fully upon the palates of those patient enough to await its apex.

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Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. The Haut-Brion 2007 displays appealing tertiary aromas on the nose with very fine definition: graphite, dried herbs and a faint touch of mint. The palate is medium-bodied with a dash of pepper on the entry, supple tannins, good grip in the mouth that leads to a backward, tannic, allspice tinged finish. Very harmonious from start to finish, this is a class act. Re-tasted at the property with consistent notes. Tasted September 2011.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Nov 2011


Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Haut Brion has a perfumed bouquet with abundant red fruit, sage, sandalwood and black olive scents that just seem to soar from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, beautifully judged acidity and a gentle build in the mouth towards the savory/meaty finish. There is class interwoven into this Haut Brion from start to finish, and the persistence is very impressive. This is just reaching its drinking plateau. Tasted February 2017.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 June 2017


A brilliant effort, the 2007 Haut-Brion offers up aromas of crushed rocks, graphite, plum sauce, raspberries, and black cherries. The aromatics are truly complex for a three year-old wine. While the wine does not possess the fat and succulence of its nearby neighbor, La Mission Haut-Brion, its elegance, finesse, and nobility are apparent. Medium-bodied, rich, and intense with stunning aromatics, it can be drunk now or cellared for 15 years.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #188 April 2010

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