Bahans Haut Brion, Chateau Haut Brion

Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

Bahans Haut Brion Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Bahans Haut Brion 2006 Chateau Haut Brion £1,256.00 12x75cl
Bahans Haut Brion 2005 Chateau Haut Brion £1,045.00 12x75cl
Bahans Haut Brion 2004 Chateau Haut Brion £895.00 12x75cl
Bahans Haut Brion 2003 Chateau Haut Brion £1,032.00 12x75cl
Bahans Haut Brion 2002 Chateau Haut Brion £3,312.00 12x75cl
Bahans Haut Brion 2001 Chateau Haut Brion £1,000.00 12x75cl
Bahans Haut Brion 2000 Chateau Haut Brion £1,120.00 12x75cl
Bahans Haut Brion 1999 Chateau Haut Brion £1,126.00 12x75cl
Bahans Haut Brion 1998 Chateau Haut Brion £1,076.00 12x75cl
Bahans Haut Brion 1997 Chateau Haut Brion £968.00 12x75cl
Bahans Haut Brion 1996 Chateau Haut Brion £1,146.00 12x75cl

Highest rated vintages for Bahans Haut Brion

91

The 2000 Bahans Haut-Brion is fully mature, but I had indicated that back in 2003, giving it an anticipated maturity date of 2005-2016. Its smoky, soft berry fruit and notes of fresh porcini mushrooms intermixed with cigar tobacco and black currants are complex. This complexity is followed by a fleshy, elegant, silky wine to drink over the next 5-6 years. Haut-Brion can be among the trickiest Bordeaux to taste young, often needing a full decade before the extraordinary complexity that marks this terroir begins to emerge. I was thrilled to see how well both the second wine, Bahans Haut-Brion, and Haut-Brion performed in this tasting, and both scores are slight upgrades.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #189
89

The second wine, the 2005 Bahans-Haut-Brion, is a fruit-forward, deliciously soft, round, stylish offering possessing hints of figs, plums, black currants, cherries, and minerals. Soft, with supple tannin, it is ideal for drinking over the next 12-15 years. By the way, in 2007, this cuvee's name will be changed to Le Clarence de Haut-Brion.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176
89

Markedly open and ripe, the 2003 Bahans Haut-Brion offers up notes of plums, figs, and black currants in a chewy, fleshy style that begs for consumption over the next 7-8 years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #164
88

The 2006 Bahans Haut-Brion exhibits classic notes of red currants, earth, and spice in its round, delicious, elegant, forward style. With medium body and velvety tannins, it is already delicious to drink, but it is capable of lasting 10-12 years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #181
88

The estate's second wine, the 2004 Bahans-Haut-Brion, possesses a similar character, but is lighter and softer than the Haut Brion, with notes of red and black currants, plum, and earth. Consume it over the next decade.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #171
88

Readers looking for the taste of Haut-Brion for about one-third the price should check out the 1998 Bahans-Haut-Brion. It possesses a scorched earth, mineral, smoky, red and black currant-scented bouquet, terrific complexity, purity and elegance, and a harmonious palate. Tannin in the finish suggests 1-2 years of cellaring may be required, but this is a serious effort that should age well for 15+ years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #134
88

Always one of Bordeaux's finest second wines, the 2001 Bahans-Haut-Brion exhibits a dark plum/ruby color as well as a sweet nose of cedar, earth, and red and black currants. Medium-bodied, with a supple texture, fine purity, and admirable length, it will drink well for 5-8 years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #153
88

The 1996 Bahans-Haut-Brion (Haut-Brion's second wine) showed every bit as well as it did prior to bottling. The wine is an atypically powerful, rich, tobacco and black fruit-scented wine that is much less forward than normal, but rich, with a nose that is unmistakably Haut-Brion-like. It reveals roasted herbs, scorched earth, and sweet black fruits in both its aromas and flavors. This tannic, structured Bahans will be at its finest between 2002-2012.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #122
88

The black cherry, plum, and mineral-scented 1999 Bahans Haut Brion was somewhat closed aromatically when I tasted it. The wine has medium body, excellent purity, good texture, and firm tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2015.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #140
87

dark ruby color is followed by earthy, smoky, cherry, mulberry, and currant aromas in this light to medium-bodied Bahans. Slightly spicy and austere, with a clean, pure finish, it should be consumed over the next 4-5 years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #158