- Presentation of the winery
Château Haut-Brion is the ancestor of grand cru. 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 met a great success. 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.
Château Haut-Brion 2010 has a ruby red color. The nose of this wine offers aromas of wood, berries, cocoa powder, roasting and cigar. On the palate, the attack is soft and gives way to a nice tannic structure. This Château Haut-Brion 2010 was rated 100/100 by Robert Parker, this is a truly exceptional wine.