Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1999

9.553 ratings on Delectable
$349

Deep plum, currant, and mineral notes emerge from the concentrated, beautifully balanced, pure 1999 Haut Brion. It seems to be cut from the same mold as years such as 1979 and 1985. There is a hint of graphite in the abundant fruit. The wine is medium to full-bodied, nuanced, subtle, deep, and provocatively elegant. It is made in a style that only Haut Brion appears capable of achieving. The finish is extremely long, the tannins sweet, and the overall impression one of delicacy interwoven with power and ripeness. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Christine Havens Delectable Pro

There isn't enough space in Delectable to fully express my thoughts about 1999 Haut-Brion. What can be said about this monumental first growth? Tasted over 90 minutes, it evolved slowly with cascading notes of black currant, blueberry, perfumy violets and forest floor. Fresh and pure on the palate, with silky tannins, superb balance and a lengthy, seductive finish interlaced with subtle minerality and flavors of cedar and spice. A truly great wine in every sense. about Haut-Brion.

There isn't enough space in Delectable to fully express my thoughts about 1999 Haut-Brion. What can be said about this monumental first growth? Tasted over 90 minutes, it evolved slowly with cascading notes of black currant, blueberry, perfumy violets and forest floor. Fresh and pure on the palate, with silky tannins, superb balance and a lengthy, seductive finish interlaced with subtle minerality and flavors of cedar and spice. A truly great wine in every sense. about Haut-Brion.

10

Jonathan Maltus Delectable Pro

It's beginning to feel a little like Christmas.....

It's beginning to feel a little like Christmas.....

9.5

David Trumper Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

The 99 Haut Brion is an elegant, gorgeous, sexy wine. Super soft blackberries, cream raspberries, red fruits intermix through the long finish, violet florals, velvety tannins, silky lead pencil shavings, gravely pebbles and soft black earth leads to a long blue fruit elegant sexy finish.

The 99 Haut Brion is an elegant, gorgeous, sexy wine. Super soft blackberries, cream raspberries, red fruits intermix through the long finish, violet florals, velvety tannins, silky lead pencil shavings, gravely pebbles and soft black earth leads to a long blue fruit elegant sexy finish.

9.5

Erik McLaughlin Delectable Pro

Vice President Seven Hills Winery

Tobacco, black currant, roasted coffee bean, anise, wet earth, dried herbs, graphite, smoke. Some Brett, but under control and behind the fruit and mineral elements.

Tobacco, black currant, roasted coffee bean, anise, wet earth, dried herbs, graphite, smoke. Some Brett, but under control and behind the fruit and mineral elements.

9.7