Haut Brion 2008

Current Market Price: £3,650.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Haut Brion, Haut Brion, 2008

Tasting Notes Haut Brion 2008

96

This is profound! 2008 Haut-Brion: The extraordinary 2008 Haut-Brion is a candidate for -wine of the vintage.- Composed of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, it reveals more evolution and complexity in its large-scaled perfume. The dense purple color is followed by a sweet nose of creosote, asphalt, blueberries, black currants and jammy raspberries, sweet tannins, a savory, fleshy mouthfeel and a stunning finish. This incredibly pure, noble wine was produced from one of the estate's smallest crops (only 7,000 cases produced versus the usual 12,000 cases). It should drink well for three decades or more.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194 May 2011
95+

Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. Tasted from two bottles, the Haut Brion 2008 has an austere, quite earthy bouquet with brambly red fruit, wild strawberry and cranberry, well-integrated new oak and palpable mineralite. The palate is medium-bodied with a succulent entry; fine acidity, very svelte tannins with judicious creamy new oak rounding off the seductive, yet muscular finish with a peacock’s tail of graphite and sous-bois on the aftertaste. Difficult to separate from La Mission at the moment, although I think this is the longer-term bet. Tasted January 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2012
94

What a finish here. It starts off slowly and then builds. Full bodied, but in reserve with a sweet tobacco, berry, and light dark chocolate character. Bright acidity and a chewy finish. So classy. Production was tiny in 2008. Try after 2014.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, December 20th 2010

Haut Brion Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Haut Brion 2017 Chateau Haut Brion £3,704.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2017 Chateau Haut Brion £2,028.00 6x75cl
Haut Brion 2016 Chateau Haut Brion £4,550.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2016 Chateau Haut Brion £2,400.00 6x75cl
Haut Brion 2015 Chateau Haut Brion £5,150.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2015 Chateau Haut Brion £2,700.00 6x75cl
Haut Brion 2014 Chateau Haut Brion £3,170.00 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 £3,300.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2010 Chateau Haut Brion £6,750.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2009 Chateau Haut Brion £6,804.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2009 Chateau Haut Brion £3,402.00 6x75cl
Haut Brion 2008 Chateau Haut Brion £3,650.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2007 Chateau Haut Brion £3,465.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2006 Chateau Haut Brion £3,680.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2005 Chateau Haut Brion £7,648.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2005 Chateau Haut Brion £3,824.00 6x75cl
Haut Brion 2004 Chateau Haut Brion £3,650.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 2003 Chateau Haut Brion £3,850.00 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 £6,960.00 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 £4,080.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1995 Chateau Haut Brion £4,125.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1990 Chateau Haut Brion £8,600.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1989 Chateau Haut Brion £19,800.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1986 Chateau Haut Brion £4,171.00 12x75cl
Haut Brion 1982 Chateau Haut Brion £9,187.00 12x75cl