Château Haut-Brion Premier Grand Cru Classé *
Château Haut-Brion is notable for its First Growth status, under both the 1855 and 1973 Médoc classifications, despite its geographical location in Graves. This mark of respect is due to the obsession with quality and continual winemaking improvements that have been the dominant modus operandi at the Château over the past four centuries.
The modern estate grew from humble origins as a property known as Maison Noble d'Aubrion which was acquired by Jean de Pontac through his marriage to Jeanne de Bellon in 1525.
Pontac was responsible for expanding the estate, and creating an international market for the wines, the quality of which was noted by Samuel Pepys who wrote in April 1663,"here [I] drank a sort of French wine, called Ho Bryan, that hath a good and most particular taste that I never met with." However, the estate was still known formally as Château Pontac until the late 18th Century when it eventually passed out of the Pontac family’s hands.
45% Cabernet Sauvignon
18% Cabernet Franc
TOP VINTAGES PRODUCED:
1926, 1928, 1945, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009
* Wine & vintages upon request