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Lot# 201609011
Haut Brion 2009 (OWC)
Pessac-Léognan 1er GCC
Rating: RP 100
75CL

What a blockbuster effort! Atypically powerful, one day, the 2009 Haut-Brion may be considered to be the 21st century version of the 1959.

No. of Bottles 12
Estimate $/Btl Above HK$5500.00
Current Bid/Btl HK$5000.00
Each Bid HK$100.00
Closing: 2017-02-23 20:00:00
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Haut-Brion - Pessac-Léognan 1er GCC 2009
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux - Pessac-Leognan
Vintage: 2009
Bottle Size: 75CL
No. of Bottles: 12
Wooden Case: 12 Bottles OWC
Condition: Within Neck

What a blockbuster effort! Atypically powerful, one day, the 2009 Haut-Brion may be considered to be the 21st century version of the 1959. It is an extraordinarily complex, concentrated effort made from a blend of 46% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc with the highest alcohol ever achieved at this estate, 14.3%. Even richer than the perfect 1989, with similar technical numbers although slightly higher extract and alcohol, it offers up a sensational perfume of subtle burning embers, unsmoked cigar tobacco, charcoal, black raspberries, wet gravel, plums, figs and blueberries. There is so much going on in the aromatics that one almost hesitates to stop smelling it. However, when it hits the palate, it is hardly a letdown. This unctuously textured, full-bodied 2009 possesses low acidity along with stunning extract and remarkable clarity for a wine with a pH close to 4.0.


 


The good news is that there are 10,500 cases of the 2009, one of the most compelling examples of Haut-Brion ever made. It requires a decade of cellaring and should last a half century or more. Readers who have loved the complexity of Haut-Brion should be prepared for a bigger, richer, more massive wine, but one that does not lose any of its prodigious aromatic attractions.