Haut Brion 2010

Current Market Price: £6,750.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Haut Brion, Haut Brion, 2010

Tasting Notes Haut Brion 2010

100

As for the 2010 Haut-Brion, it does not have the power of Latour's 2010 or the intense lead pencil shavings and chocolaty component of Lafite-Rothschild, but it is extraordinary, perfect wine. It has a slightly lower pH than the 2009 (3.7 versus the 2009's 3.8), and even higher alcohol than the 2009 (14.6%). The wine is ethereal. From its dense purple color to its incredibly subtle but striking aromatics that build incrementally, offering up a spectacular smorgasbord of aromas ranging from charcoal and camphor to black currant and blueberry liqueur and spring flowers, this wine's finesse, elegant yet noble power and authority come through in a compelling fashion. It is full-bodied, but that's only apparent in the aftertaste, as the wine seems to float across the palate with remarkable sweetness, harmony, and the integration of all its component parts – alcohol, tannin, acidity, wood, etc. This prodigious Haut-Brion is hard to compare to another vintage, at least right now, but it should have 50 to 75 years of aging potential. Anticipated maturity: 2022-2065+. Kudos to the team at Haut-Brion and to the proprietors, the Dillon family, who are now represented admirably and meticulously by Prince Robert of Luxembourg. He has made some changes, and all of them seem to have resulted in dramatic improvements to what was already an astonishing group of wines.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194 May 2011
97

This is very spicy with dried mushroom aromas with dark fruits and plum undertones. Sweet tobacco as well. This is full-bodied, with lots of tannins that are chewy and firm. This is muscular for HB and flexing it. Try in 2020.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, November 14th 2013
96

Tasted at Chateau Haut-Brion. The first impression is that the aromatics upon the Haut-Brion almost cower compared directly against the ebullient, vivacious La Mission. It is probably an unfair comparison. Over time in the glass, it unfurls a little to reveal understated mineral-rich black fruit, tar and cigar box aromas. After 30 minutes and interchanging with an empty glass, it really opens up with hints of black olive and sea foam. The palate is very refined: a real class act. The tannins are fine but firm, initially a little austere and bashful but opening to reveal a sensual Haut Brion with just a touch of leafiness, allied with sublime freshness and delineation. It is keeping its secrets close to its chest at the moment, although the finish is very persistent and focused. It will require a decade cellaring. Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2013

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