Château Haut-Brion 2010

Bordeaux, AOC, First Great Growth, Pessac-Léognan

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Tasting notes for the Château Haut-Brion 2010

  • EYE: The wine has a deep and intense red color, almost opaque. Its color is brilliant, with purple and ruby reflections. The wine has great density and thick legs that cling to the sides of the glass.
  • NOSE: A complex and refined aromatic bouquet. At first sniff, intense aromas of ripe black fruits emerge, such as blackberry, blueberry, and black cherry. Notes of Havana cigar, graphite, and licorice then join in, adding an earthy and spicy dimension. Subtle hints of precious wood, cocoa, truffle, and violet gradually unfold, further enhancing its depth.
  • MOUTH: Velvety and silky texture. The flavors of juicy black fruits are beautifully balanced with elegant and well-integrated tannins. The palate is exceptionally rich, revealing notes of blackcurrant, blackberry, plum, and black cherry, supported by hints of cedar, graphite, and tobacco. The wine displays great complexity, with a perfect harmony between power and elegance. The finish is long, persistent, leaving a sensation of purity and freshness.


In short: The Château Haut-Brion 2010 is a wine of remarkable quality. It stands out for its balance, complexity, and elegance. The 2010 vintage was exceptional for Haut-Brion, showcasing the greatness of its terroir. This wine can be enjoyed now for its intensity and charm, but it also has significant aging potential. With proper cellar conditions, it can continue to develop and evolve for several decades. This wine pairs ideally with grilled or roasted red meats, such as beef fillet or lamb rack. It also elegantly accompanies game dishes like venison or pheasant. As for cheeses, it pairs well with aged hard cheeses such as Parmesan or Comté. If you prefer to wait a bit before opening it, this bottle could easily stay in your private cellar for 25 to 30 years.

Other appellations from this estate: Château Haut-Brion Rouge, Château Haut-Brion Blanc, Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, Château La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge, Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc, La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion, La Clarté de Haut-Brion...

Product Details

Data sheet

Parker Rating
75 cl
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet franc
Bordeaux, Graves
Château Haut-Brion
Best vintages
2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1983, 1982, 1979, 1978, 1976, 1975, 1971, 1966, 1964, 1962, 1961, 1959, 1957, 1955, 1949, 1945, 1943
35-40+ years
Serving T°
2 OWc of 6 bottles and 4 OWC of 1 bottle
Producer: Château Haut-Brion
Château Haut-Brion

Iconic wine estate in Bordeaux


Château Haut-Brion, located in the Graves region, is the ancestor of all the grands crus. The story begins in 1525, when Jean de Pontac, officer of the Bordeaux Parliament, acquired Haut-Brion. Jean de Pontac and his descendants succeeded in producing a new type of wine, well known in England under the name of "New French Claret".

This wine was met with great success, although it was Count Joseph de Fumel, a De Pontac descendant, who brought fame and glory to the estate in the 18th century. After the revolution the estate passed from hand to hand, to arrive in 1935 in the hands of Clarence Dillon, an American financier, wine lover. The castle is still in the family, it is now run by his grandson, the Prince Robert of Luxembourg.

The vineyard covers an area of 48 ha, is located on the outskirts of the city of Bordeaux. The vineyard is planted on gravelly soils with clay subsoil. The vineyard is composed of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. A small area of less than 3 ha is planted to 52% in Semillon, 47% in Sauvignon and in 1% Petit Verdot.

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