Château Haut-Brion Pessac Léognan 1989

$2,900.00
$2,465.00

SKU 28690

750ml

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This wine has a handsome color deep and mature. The nose finds that the perfect maturity of the fruit is dominating the tasting. One even finds the softness of the wine in the nose. In the mouth the subtleties of the aromas evolve bit by bit. The ripe tannins make up a taut and fleshy base. Nevertheless all is harmoniously melded together. One notes the scent of cigar, cedar wood, an unusually exotic touch of vanilla, cloves and orange peel, ending with a strong whiff of truffle. All these evolve together and give a sensation of silky unctuosity. This is a legendary bottle. Drink: 2005 - 2030.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Leognan
Brand Château Haut-Brion
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa100

Wine AdvocateThe prodigious 1989 Haut-Brion is one of the greatest first-growths I have ever tasted. It has always reminded me of what the 1959 must have tasted like in its youth, but it is even richer and more compelling aromatically. The wine exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color, as well as a sweet nose of jammy fruit, tobacco, spicy oak, minerals, and smoke. Fabulously concentrated, with huge levels of fruit, extract, and glycerin, this wine is nearly viscous because of its thickness and richness. Low acidity gives the wine even more appeal and adds to its precociousness. The wine has not budged in development since it was first bottled, although it has always provided thrilling drinking because of its voluptuous texture. It needs another 5-6 years of bottle age before it will begin to develop Haut-Brion's fabulous fragrance. Expect it to hit its plateau of maturity around 2003-2005 and drink well for 15-25 years.

Robert Parker, February 1997
  • ws100

Wine SpectatorFabulous aromas of raspberries, minerals, tobaccco, chocolate. Complex. Full-bodied, with big velvety tannins but elegant and fabulous. Wonderful sweetness. Goes on and on. This has been 100 points since I first tasted it in barrel. It may age forever, but so good now. Love it.

James Suckling, February 28, 2005