Red

2001 Château Haut-Brion

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 123

  • Purple Tooth wrote: 93 points

    August 27, 2019 - Good, but not the best Haut Brion example. In the 2001, I think you get a glimpse of the experience of what this wine can be in its mature form from better years (not necessarily acclaimed vintages) like the 1998 and in great years like the blockbuster duos of 1989 and 1990 (my favorite of the two..yes I know I'm out numbered on this). Nothing really stood out in this bottle, other than the fact that its not a candidate for getting kicked out of bed. I think that 3 to 5 years time will do this good because its on the cusp of maturing...Drink or HOLD

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  • skurtz Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 13, 2019 - Decanted for an hour at Garth’s. Refined cedar cigarbox nose,. Classy crushed velvet on the palate with refined red and black Fruit and pencil lead. Consistent with my previous notes. 93/94

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  • Kavine wrote: 92 points

    May 26, 2019 - Waited a while to drink this special bottle. Decantered for 2.5 hours with an Asian flavoured BBQ as the accompaniment. Have to say we all were expecting heaven yet found ourselves slightly disappointed in the earthiness and slight dryness on the back of every sip. Had all the other fruit and blends that should have delivered the “wow” yet we all concluded better money spent elsewhere.

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  • dcwino wrote: 95 points

    March 6, 2019 - Haut Brion vs La Mission Haut Brion dinner with Bernard Burtschy (Taberna del Alabardero, Washington D.C.): As expressive and intense as the 00 but a bit angular. Perfectly ripe red and black fruit. Strong tobacco and lead pencil yet the fruit is still very youthful. Needs another decade or two to reach the peak. Excellent big scale Haut Brion. I thought the last bottle from a year ago was very polished, a bit different than the impression this time but both excellent.

    Dominant Fruit: Crème de cassis and red currant
    Balance: 9
    Expressiveness: 10
    Complexity: 8
    Ripeness: 10
    Purity: 8
    Intensity: 10
    Silkiness: 9
    Precision: 8
    Tannins: 8
    Acidity: 9
    Concentration: 10
    Maturity: 4
    Modern (Oak): 0
    Over ripeness: 0
    Condition: 10

  • La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 15, 2018 - A blend of 52% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc, the 2001 iteration of Haut-Brion is showing beautifully. Sampled from a pristinely cellared bottle that had been decanted and aerated for more than five hours, this deep garnet wine offers a complex amalgamation of wild berries, leather, graphite, tobacco, lavender and menthol. Medium-bodied, freshly acidic, seamlessly alcoholic (13.5%) and with silky residual tannins, it weaves in a nice component of oak that is complementary to the wine's complex flavor profile. Pure and dense on the middle palate, it goes on to finish with outstanding persistence. This is classic Bordeaux that is exactly where it should be at this point. With plenty of fruit and impressive structure, well-cellared specimens should easily provide pleasure for another decade or more. Drink now-2029.

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  • By Lyle Fass
    3/20/2007 (link)

    (Chateau Haut Brion) More fruit on the nose than the '02. Seems to be in an early drinking style with cassis and cherry fruit on the nose. Extremely forward and lush on the palate with high acid and a trace of heat. Good Haut Brion but the least favorite of the first flight.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • 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 0087000329669, 031259016368, 0649944040507, 087000323988, 097985132635

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  • Pending Delivery 59 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,690 (77%)
  • Consumed 1,357 (22%)

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