Red

1983 Château Haut-Brion

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 108

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    September 11, 2021 - Epic Bordeaux for an Epic Birthday!; 9/1/2021-9/12/2021 (Paris & Bordeaux): Now we're down to the last two so this is single blind for me and as a result i know what it is because HB and Margaux are diff wines. This is almost a bit herbal and more old bordeaux and drinking very well. Glad to see the wine holding up so well esp at the end of a multiweek journey around the country. Very enjoyable and could easily have been a contender for WOTN if the '93 wasn't just so shocking.

  • Rabaja wrote: 97 points

    September 5, 2021 - Popped and poured. This is even better than the bottle I had a few years back which just shows that it still has a lot of life left. Fully mature nose of cedar, forest floor, black currant, herbs, pencil lead, honey and a touch of high pitched strawberry. Despite what that last note indicates, this wine is decidedly dark and savory. Upon opening the wine was still vigorous with big hard fruit wrapped in these mature Bordeaux flavors. The wine is persistent not only on the palate but on the nose as well. It gets into you. After about two to three hours of being opened, the wine became more integrated and aromatic. There is a ton of nuance to this and a nose you can get lost in. I would definitely recommend letting it breath in bottle for a few hours and feel decanting might over oxidize it. This is tremendous. A very refined, savory, and elegant Haut Brion at full maturity.

  • viniferatu Likes this wine:

    September 5, 2021 - Def fully mature, but so beautiful. Earthy perfume: cigar, amaro, honey, graphite, dried flowers, tar, cured meat, white pepper, cedar, blackcurrant and cherry... smooth, a little tangy, smooth melted tannins. Lots of tobacco and earthiness on the finish, a little white pepper too. Long, complex, fresh, and surprisingly delicate. Gains weight and fruit with a few hours of air. This is magnificent!

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  • ajburgess88 wrote: 89 points

    April 7, 2021 - For its age a very appealing nose. For its pedigree it was probably disappointing. Not sure how to rate overall but was found wanting by the lady of the house

  • Sean Tay Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 4, 2021 - Pronounced nose intensity with mint, black and red fruits, spices. The nose < the palate. No decant of wine or slow ox. Previously had 1983 where slow ox of > 3 hours help the wine get rid of funky smell. I tasted it after 2 hours and black tea, savoury notes appear.

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2007, Issue #9, Château Haut Brion :Some Are More Equal Than Others

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  • By Lyle Fass
    3/20/2007 (link)

    (Chateau Haut Brion) Classic Haut Brion nose of tobacco, weeds, cedar, minerals and fruit and a tea-like aspect. Also some florality develops after a bit. Palate was full of fruit along with wonderfull integrated weedy tobacco-like elements. Tannins almost completely resolved. A great bottle at it's apogee.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1983
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Haut-Brion
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan
  • UPC Codes 031259016368, 802236002519

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  • In Cellars 924 (70%)
  • Consumed 399 (30%)

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