Red

1990 Château Haut-Brion

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 299

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 93 points

    February 7, 2020 - Wines for the Acker Merrall Bicentennial Auction (The Pool - New York NY): Walk around tasting. Plenty of black cherry, cassis, earth and tobacco. Evolving gracefully with impressive weight and length. The only bad thing to say is that it isn't the 1989.

  • hprphf wrote: 96 points

    February 7, 2020 - Acker 2020/02: Earthy, composed, super slush towards completeness. 96

  • BenBlu Likes this wine: 97 points

    January 3, 2020 - A treat for my birthday. Decanted for 1 hour. This was from a well kept bottle and surprisingly backward compared to prior experiences. Drank alongside a beautiful and perfectly open Cheval Blanc 83 the Haut Brion came across quite structured, mainly Cab Sauv dominated and had some Pauillac like traits like pencil shaving. It did have an alluring fine tea scent to it too. Remains a great wine but probably not a perfect experience as had before when the bottles were more advanced. Based on this bottle I would say this could have done with 3 hours decant or another 5-10 years in bottle.

  • ricknat1 Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 25, 2019 - love it, give it more time in bottle, popped and poured and still delicious

  • Francophile1 Likes this wine: 98 points

    October 27, 2019 - Tasted blind. This is almost perfection and everything I love about Bordeaux. Confirming again that the 1990 vintage for the left bank is still my favorite. This particular bottle had all of the pieces singing in perfect harmony. Fantastic! This won WOTN hands down.

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  • By Michael Godel
    11/6/2014 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2012, Issue #40, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/27/2012 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Killers, 2/5/2010

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  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Killers November, 2/5/2010

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  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO, 5/29/2009

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  • By John Kapon
    La Paulee 2009, Part III, 3/7/2009

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/16/2007 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Diaries, 8/29/2007

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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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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    A Mega 1990 Bordeaux Tasting with Clive, 3/21/2005

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  • By John Kapon
    The European Grand Jury, Vegas Style, 1/16/2005

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/23/2003 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    The 1990 Clarets...To Have and To Hold (Nov 1993), 11/1/1993 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/18/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Château Haut-Brion) Medium red violet color; focused cassis nose; tasty, deep, tart cassis and mineral palate with a touch of smoke; medium-plus finish 94+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/17/2007 (link) 93 points

    (Château Haut-Brion) Rich berry, cassis nose; lovely, approaching maturity, tart red fruit, cassis, with fine grained tannins; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    3/20/2007 (link)

    (Chateau Haut Brion) This was a great wine and many people had it up there with their wines of the night but I can appreciate the quality of this wine but the style was not that much to my liking. Did not seem as clean as the '96 or '00. Ripe, fat and opulent. Easily the most opulent wine of the night. Nose was high-toned and round with a distinct Beaucastel-like touch of brett. There was also green peppercorn, mineral and lots of fruit. This wine showed the most fruit on the nose so far. Palate was complex with good acidity and very ripe. Stayed with you but lacking the cut I look for out of classic Haut Brion.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • 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, 097985132635, 3364420025911

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 77 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,512 (74%)
  • Consumed 1,812 (24%)

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Community Recommendations

Grilled Steak, liver, pork and lamb.

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