Château Haut-Brion: 1989-2017

Lucien Michel | March 25, 2021

A Legacy Built on Terroir Diversity

The history of Château Haut Brion is unique in Bordeaux, being one of the oldest properties,  having been served to King Charles II in 1660. Owned and managed by the Dillon family since 1935, its legacy today is continued under the leadership of Prince Robert of Luxembourg.

One of the keys behind the greatness of the wines comes from a fantastic and unique variety and array of terroir: from limestone to sandy-soils to larger gravel to dense clay.
This enables the team to craft a consistent wine every vintage: composing the blend from fruit sourced from the variety of soils, depending on the climate.

To me, the beauty of Haut-Brion is the ability to express this variety in terroir. Over time, it reaches unsurpassed heights of finesse and complexity: the depth, the balance and the aromatics are astonishing.

The 2017 is no exception: beautifully perfumed, deep and precise. Truly captivating and promising. On offer we also have the legendary 1989 vintage, the bold 2005, the seductive 1998. All of which have the hallmark of the estate that make it so recognizable.