Haut Brion 2005

Cult Wines Price: £7,590.00 / 12x75cl
Cult Wines Price: £3,795.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Haut Brion, Haut Brion, 2005

Tasting Notes Haut Brion 2005

100

This is a wine that makes you dream. The nose is packed with flowers, sweet tobacco, iodine, spices, raspberries, blackberries, and great freshness. The texture is perfection, pure silk and the fruit is wonderfully complex and subtle. Currants, fresh mushrooms, flowers, and stones fill the mouth and make way to a delightful finish. Please leave this alone until 2020.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, April 28th 2011
98

Another profound effort from Haut-Brion, the 2005 (a 9,000-case blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc) has bulked up to the point that it is fair to compare it to the great successes of 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, and 2000. A dark ruby/purple color is followed by a nuanced, noble bouquet of blue and red fruits interwoven with wet stones, unsmoked cigar tobacco, scorched earth, and spring flowers. The wine is full-bodied, pure, and complex as well as exceptionally elegant with laser-like precision. The tannins are still serious and substantial, and in that sense, this is a completely different style of Haut-Brion than the opulent, silky-textured 1989 and 1990. As I have written before, it comes across as an improved, more concentrated and structured version of the 1995 or 1998. Patience will be required for this stunner. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2040+

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176 April 2008
97+

Tasted single blind at Southwold. This is relatively subdued on the nose. Very closed: black fruits, a touch of black olives, bacon fat and game. Complex but broody and sullen. The palate has a rich, opulent entry with thick chewy tannins, again massive grip in the mouth. A lot of oak at the moment but there is more than enough fruit intensity here to balance it up. Breathtaking purity and definition, a tangible sense of minerality. I think decanting would improve the aromatics, because the palate has it all, and some. I wish I had longer with this, you can see it awakening in the glass. Do not touch this for another ten years. Drink 2018-2050+ Tasted January 2009.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2009

Haut Brion Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Haut Brion 2017 Chateau Haut Brion £3,709.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2016 Chateau Haut Brion £4,550.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2016 Chateau Haut Brion £2,300.00 6x75cl
Haut Brion 2015 Chateau Haut Brion £5,100.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2015 Chateau Haut Brion £2,600.00 6x75cl
Haut Brion 2014 Chateau Haut Brion £3,150.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2013 Chateau Haut Brion £3,200.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2012 Chateau Haut Brion £3,390.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2012 Chateau Haut Brion £1,720.00 6x75cl
Haut Brion 2011 Chateau Haut Brion £3,280.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2010 Chateau Haut Brion £6,650.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2009 Chateau Haut Brion £6,802.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2009 Chateau Haut Brion £3,401.00 6x75cl
Haut Brion 2008 Chateau Haut Brion £3,690.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2007 Chateau Haut Brion £3,620.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2006 Chateau Haut Brion £3,822.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2005 Chateau Haut Brion £7,590.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2005 Chateau Haut Brion £3,795.00 6x75cl
Haut Brion 2004 Chateau Haut Brion £3,640.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2003 Chateau Haut Brion £3,632.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2002 Chateau Haut Brion £3,570.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2001 Chateau Haut Brion £3,700.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2000 Chateau Haut Brion £7,100.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1999 Chateau Haut Brion £3,750.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1998 Chateau Haut Brion £4,361.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1997 Chateau Haut Brion £3,650.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1996 Chateau Haut Brion £4,310.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1995 Chateau Haut Brion £4,125.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1990 Chateau Haut Brion £7,009.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1989 Chateau Haut Brion £23,400.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1986 Chateau Haut Brion £4,458.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1982 Chateau Haut Brion £9,505.00 12x75cl