Red

2008 Château Haut-Brion

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 29

  • Romol Likes this wine: 96 points

    February 10, 2022 - Decanted 2 hours. Needed an hour more to open up. Still young but already very good. It's worth to pop a bottle now (if you have more than one). I'm pretty sure it will be even better with more age. 96 pts. at the moment.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • aquacongas wrote: 97 points

    December 8, 2021 - blind
    I was suprised about the delicacy of this wine. Profound, primary aromas are dominating but with nice secondary notes. Elegant and powerful likewise. It is typical left bank but I thought 2000. At leat 10-15 years ahead but in a great drinking window. 97

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  • AllRed wrote: 97 points

    November 28, 2021 - Finishing up the last couple of ounces from last night’s bottle, which sat open overnight. Notes of burnt embers, red and black fruit and something decidedly floral in nature; rather feminine and pretty. There’s something herbal, perhaps along the lines of rosemary, lurking in the background. Flavors of macerated red berry fruit, black currant, herb, iron and tobacco. Long finish. Confirms that this needs a lot more than two hours. Check back in 2030+. 96 for Domino, 97 for me.

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  • AllRed wrote: 96 points

    November 27, 2021 - 4th Saturday Group: Uptown Brown Bag: Blind. Garnet color. Aromas of burnt embers, black currants, iodine and something a touch herbal/minty. Full-bodied and elegant, with a satiny texture and flavors of black fruit and iodine. Reminds me of the Clarence de HB we tasted a week prior and I begin wondering if this is our bottle. Seamless across the palate, with abundant fruit. Exudes class.

    This had been decanted for two hours before being rebottled (empty pinot bottle to avoid giving clues), and was poured in the first flight just over three hours after the cork was first pulled. I had put our bottles to the right, where the bigger wines are to be placed, with my intention being ours would get more air as we went through the first couple of flights, so it came as a surprise to find our bottles in the first flight. The Chateau suggested decanting one to one and a half hours, and I gave it two, but it really needs more time in the cellar, or perhaps six to eight hours decanting if opening now.

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  • DrZett wrote: 96 points

    August 24, 2021 - Beautiful dark red and black berry notes. Just soft tertiary notes. Amazing overall balance. Very elegant and feminine. Easily the most harmonious wine in this flight. Drink now until 2032. (IG)

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Decanter

  • By Jane Anson
    Bordeaux first growths: 2008 vintage tasting, 2/9/2021 (link)

    (Château Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    2008 Bordeaux - Now at age 10, 2/28/2019 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/2/2018 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Neal Martin
    2008 Bordeaux: A Day In A Life (Feb 2018), 2/18/2018 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    2/1/2018 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2018, 2/1/2018 (link)

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Decanter

  • By Jane Anson
    2008 Bordeaux 10 Years on, 1/1/2018 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • December 2012, Issue #38 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2012, 11/1/2012 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    6/15/2012 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/19/2012 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    July/August 2011, IWC Issue #157 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2009, Issue #24 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/10/2009 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2009 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 Code 3700188022197

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 453 (10%)
  • In Cellars 3,338 (73%)
  • Consumed 799 (17%)

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