Haut Brion

Background

One of the four original 1st Growths in the 1855 classification (along with Lafite, Margaux and Latour) Haut Brion has always ranked as one of the most desirable wines in the world. Its story, since 1855, has been quite incredible including a series of disasters that plagued the vineyards during the second half of the 19th century and occupation by German forces during WWII. In fact, during the war, Haut Brion served as a rest home for Luftwaffe pilots. Owned by the Dillon family since 1934, the style of Haut Brion has changed over the years. During the '50s and early '60s the wines were rich, earthy and almost sweet, giving way to a much leaner, simplistic style of claret from 1966 to 1974. Since 1975 we have witnessed a return to the richer more complex style which many people know and love today.

Haut Brion is stylistically unique amongst the 1st Growths and has always been very much the connoisseurs choice, often undervalued when compared to its illustrious piers in Pauillac and Margaux. The credit must duly be given the incredible work carried out by Jean Delmas who administered Haut Brion from 1961-2003, producing some of the greatest wines in living memory. His son, Jean-Philippe Delmas, has since picked up the baton and continues to carry on with his father's great work.

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Vintages

Colour Vintage Wine Size Status Cs Btls Price Per Score
Red 1937 Haut Brion btls DP 0 2 £1,150 btls 89
Red 1945 Haut Brion btls DP 0 1 £3,750 btls 100
Red 1967 Haut Brion dmags DP 0 1 £1,350 dmags -
Red 1982 Haut Brion btls IB 0 1 £700 btls 95
Red 1985 Haut Brion btls IB 0 8 £400 btls 95 (RP)
Red 1989 Haut Brion btls IB 1 0 £21,000 cs 100 (RP)
Red 1989 Haut Brion btls IB 0 1 £1,750 btls 100 (RP)
Red 1990 Haut Brion btls IB 5 0 £8,650 cs 98 (RP)
Red 1990 Haut Brion btls DP 0 2 £733 btls 98 (RP)
Red 1990 Haut Brion btls IB 0 10 £733 btls 98 (RP)
Red 1994 Haut Brion btls DP 0 4 £317 btls 92 (RP)
Red 1994 Haut Brion btls IB 2 0 £3,800 cs 92 (RP)
Red 1995 Haut Brion btls IB 1 0 £4,460 cs 96 (RP)
Red 1996 Haut Brion btls IB 3 0 £4,175 cs 96 (NM)
Red 1996 Haut Brion btls DP 1 0 £4,200 cs 96 (NM)
Red 1997 Haut Brion btls IB 0 1 £295 btls 89
Red 1998 Haut Brion btls IB 1 0 £4,600 cs 98 (NM)
Red 1999 Haut Brion btls DP 1 0 £4,320 cs 93 (RP)
Red 1999 Haut Brion btls IB 3 0 £3,950 cs 93 (RP)
Red 1999 Haut Brion mags IB 1 0 £4,200 cs 93 (RP)
Red 2000 Haut Brion btls IB 3 0 £6,850 cs 99+ (NM)
Red 2001 Haut Brion btls IB 1 0 £3,700 cs 95 (NM)
Red 2002 Haut Brion btls IB 3 0 £3,500 cs 93 (WS)
Red 2003 Haut Brion btls IB 1 0 £4,000 cs 95 (RP)
White 2003 Haut Brion Blanc btls IB 0 6 £650 btls 97
Red 2004 Haut Brion btls IB 5 0 £3,490 cs 95 (WS)
Red 2004 Haut Brion btls DP 1 0 £3,550 cs 95 (WS)
Red 2005 Haut Brion btls IB 4 0 £6,530 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2005 Haut Brion btls DP 1 0 £6,600 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2006 Haut Brion btls IB 2 0 £3,660 cs 96 (RP)
Red 2007 Haut Brion btls IB 3 0 £3,460 cs 94 (NM)
Red 2007 Haut Brion btls DP 0 7 From £288 btls 94 (NM)
Red 2008 Haut Brion btls DP 1 0 £3,530 cs 96 (RP)
Red 2008 Haut Brion btls IB 5 0 £3,530 cs 96 (RP)
Red 2008 Haut Brion imp DP 0 1 £2,950 imp 96 (RP)
Red 2009 Haut Brion btls DP 1 0 £6,350 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2009 Haut Brion btls IB 4 0 £6,300 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2009 Haut Brion mags IB 1 0 £6,500 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2010 Haut Brion btls IB 2 0 £6,600 cs 100 (WA)
Red 2011 Haut Brion btls IB 1 0 £3,341 cs 94 (NM)
Red 2011 Haut Brion mags IB 4 0 £3,290 cs 94 (NM)
Red 2012 Haut Brion btls IB 1 0 £3,310 cs 98 (RP)
Red 2013 Haut Brion btls IB 1 0 £3,150 cs 92 (NM)
Red 2014 Haut Brion btls IB 2 0 £3,180 cs 93+ (NM)
Red 2014 Haut Brion mags IB 0 3 £583 mags 93+ (NM)
Red 2015 Haut Brion btls IB 5 0 £4,650 cs 100 (NM/WA)
Red 2015 Haut Brion mags IB 0 3 £1,033 mags 100 (NM/WA)
Red 2015 Haut Brion dmags IB 0 1 £2,250 dmags 100 (NM/WA)
Red 2016 Haut Brion btls IB 5 0 £4,950 cs 100 (WA)
Red 2016 Haut Brion imp IB 0 1 £4,380 imp 100 (WA)
White 2016 Haut Brion Blanc btls IB 0 9 £600 btls 96-97 (JS)
Red 2017 Haut Brion btls IB 28 6 £4,050 cs 97-98+ (BI)
Red 2017 Haut Brion mags IB 13 0 £4,110 cs 97-98+ (BI)
Red 2017 Haut Brion imp IB 0 4 £2,745 imp 97-98+ (BI)
Red 2018 Haut Brion imp IB 0 1 £3,400 imp 97-99+ (LPB)

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