Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1994

9.351 ratings on Delectable
$349

This is one of the surprise sleeper wines of the vintage which has more successes than many people suspect in spite of all the rain. The tremendous drainage enjoyed by the Haut Brion vineyard worked in its favor during this wet September harvest. The color is deep plum/ruby with a bit of lightening at the edge. Notes of compost, truffle, earth, spice box, dried herbs, and licorice compete with sweet black cherry and currant fruit. The wine is medium-bodied, with a relatively plump, chewy feel to it. It is certainly one of the top half dozen or so wines of the vintage. The tannins are still there, but the wine seems far more accessible than the two bigger wines that Haut Brion produced in 1995 and 1996. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2024. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Eric Genau Delectable Pro

Birthday wine #2: notes of cherry, raspberry, chocolate, Unami. Soft tannins. Graceful. A bit short but still great.

Birthday wine #2: notes of cherry, raspberry, chocolate, Unami. Soft tannins. Graceful. A bit short but still great.

9.3

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

Refinement and plushness reminiscent of the right bank with a quiet firmness of the lower left bank.

Refinement and plushness reminiscent of the right bank with a quiet firmness of the lower left bank.

9.5

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Let's start with classic Haut Brion elegance. So soft, beautiful and understated. Black plum, black raspberries, dark cherries, cooked strawberries, even a touch of cooked rhubarb, suede leather, cedar, spice box, dried red roses, elegant wet black earth and a finish one never forgets. Perfect pair with the lamb chops. Out of 375ml.

Let's start with classic Haut Brion elegance. So soft, beautiful and understated. Black plum, black raspberries, dark cherries, cooked strawberries, even a touch of cooked rhubarb, suede leather, cedar, spice box, dried red roses, elegant wet black earth and a finish one never forgets. Perfect pair with the lamb chops. Out of 375ml.

9.2

Scott Barber Delectable Pro

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

20 years for an 'off' vintage. Terroir is terroir. Brilliant and classic Pessac.

20 years for an 'off' vintage. Terroir is terroir. Brilliant and classic Pessac.

9.6

Dominik Breer Delectable Pro

Was not the greatest year, but stands tall

Was not the greatest year, but stands tall

9.3

Charlie Beatty Delectable Pro

Buyer wineworksonline.com

Wine Gift from a Friend!

Wine Gift from a Friend!

9.6

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

Nice to drink the so called "off" vintages as they can be more versatile and fun!

Nice to drink the so called "off" vintages as they can be more versatile and fun!

8.8

Erica Marie Delectable Pro

Just showing so beautifully, aging with grace to say the least!!

Just showing so beautifully, aging with grace to say the least!!

9.8

Ed Chin

Great place right now

Great place right now

9.4

Mark K

Spectacular wine. Lighter than other Bordeaux but exceptional balance. Perfect for food.

Spectacular wine. Lighter than other Bordeaux but exceptional balance. Perfect for food.

9.8