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Pessac Leognan

Haut Brion, Pessac Leognan 2007

R9,000

1 in stock

Notes

43% Merlot Noir, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc

Viticulture:
Both winter and spring this year were characterized by mild and humid conditions, particularly conducive to the spread of certain vine ailments. Never have the tractors worked more diligently to protect the vines and their fruit. Never has such a great deal of manual labour been necessary to carry out canopy management tasks not feasible using machines when only the best possible results will do: early removal of leaves from late June on the east (morning sun) side, carefully executed thinning of laterals and shoots to lighten the burden on the vine, but also to distribute the remaining clusters for better aeration, and a later, meticulous removal of further leaves so as not to damage the berries on the west (afternoon sun) side.

Fair weather during the month of September permitted an unhurried harvest season, involving the participation of no fewer than 200 people to accomplish the crucial and exacting sorting process. The 2007 vintage will therefore serve as a benchmark to assess progress made in Bordeaux winegrowing practices.

Tasting notes:
"Evident" would be the defining word to describe this wine. Usually, Haut-Brion is a wine characterized by a certain restraint, obliging the taster to go forward to meet it. Château Haut-Brion 2007 indicates a change. The color is a very deep red-violet. As to the nose, at first the red fruit dominates the evidential signature of our singular 'terroir'. This wine approaches with infinite charm. The mouth is soft and pleasant thanks to an extraction of tannins adapted to this vintage. The obvious freshness carries these tannins towards an impressive lingering on the palette. Each vintage is different but 2007 is honestly unique. Rarely a Haut-Brion has shown so completely. With 2007, Haut-Brion will surely creep up and seduce you. That is what is extremely evident!' – Wine Maker

'Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Haut Brion has a perfumed bouquet with abundant red fruit, sage, sandalwood and black olive scents that just seem to soar from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, beautifully judged acidity and a gentle build in the mouth towards the savory/meaty finish. There is class interwoven into this Haut Brion from start to finish, and the persistence is very impressive. This is just reaching its drinking plateau. Tasted February 2017.' – Neil Martin, Wine Advocate, 94/100

43% Merlot Noir, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc

Viticulture:
Both winter and spring this year were characterized by mild and humid conditions, particularly conducive to the spread of certain vine ailments. Never have the tractors worked more diligently to protect the vines and their fruit. Never has such a great deal of manual labour been necessary to carry out canopy management tasks not feasible using machines when only the best possible results will do: early removal of leaves from late June on the east (morning sun) side, carefully executed thinning of laterals and shoots to lighten the burden on the vine, but also to distribute the remaining clusters for better aeration, and a later, meticulous removal of further leaves so as not to damage the berries on the west (afternoon sun) side.

Fair weather during the month of September permitted an unhurried harvest season, involving the participation of no fewer than 200 people to accomplish the crucial and exacting sorting process. The 2007 vintage will therefore serve as a benchmark to assess progress made in Bordeaux winegrowing practices.

Tasting notes:
"Evident" would be the defining word to describe this wine. Usually, Haut-Brion is a wine characterized by a certain restraint, obliging the taster to go forward to meet it. Château Haut-Brion 2007 indicates a change. The color is a very deep red-violet. As to the nose, at first the red fruit dominates the evidential signature of our singular 'terroir'. This wine approaches with infinite charm. The mouth is soft and pleasant thanks to an extraction of tannins adapted to this vintage. The obvious freshness carries these tannins towards an impressive lingering on the palette. Each vintage is different but 2007 is honestly unique. Rarely a Haut-Brion has shown so completely. With 2007, Haut-Brion will surely creep up and seduce you. That is what is extremely evident!' – Wine Maker

'Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Haut Brion has a perfumed bouquet with abundant red fruit, sage, sandalwood and black olive scents that just seem to soar from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, beautifully judged acidity and a gentle build in the mouth towards the savory/meaty finish. There is class interwoven into this Haut Brion from start to finish, and the persistence is very impressive. This is just reaching its drinking plateau. Tasted February 2017.' – Neil Martin, Wine Advocate, 94/100

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Country

FR

Region

Bordeaux

Style

Red

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