Chateau Haut Brion
Chateau Haut Brion was bought by Clarence Dillon in 1935 after many unsuccessful owners. He named his nephew president. In 1975 Seymour Weller retired as president. Jean Philippe Delmas, Manager Jean Delmas' son, took over the job in 2003 when his father retired.
The winery has over 119 acres devoted to red grapes, with a blend of 37% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 18% Cabernet France. It also devotes 7.1 acres to white grapes, with a blend of 63% Semillon and 37% Sauvignon Blanc. Fermentation of the red vine occurs in steel vats, afterwards it is moved to oak barrels for 22 months or more for maturity. The white wine is also fermented in the steel vats, then moved to oak barrels for up to 15 months to mature.
Some of the best Chateau Haut-Brion vintage red wines were produced in the 2000s, as well as, 1953, 1961, and 1990. The best vintages for Chateau Haut Brion Blanc, Chateau Haut Brion`s white wine, are from 2005 through 2014, as well as, 1985 and 1990, just to name a few.
The 1953 Chateau wine has a soft feel in the mouth, while still being silky and sophisticated when you taste black cherry and smoke on your palate. The 1961 Chateau Haut-Brion is a powerful, intense vintage that brings a spicy finish with tastes of earth, leather, and rich ripe cherries. The 1990 Chateau wine has a beautiful, smoky blackberry scent. This is an expressive bottle of wine with black raspberries, plum, and licorice.
The 1985 Chateau Haut Brion Blanc is a deep yellow in color that brings a floral scent with a hint of spice. It is a medium bodied white wine with a beautiful seamless finish. The 1998 Chateau Haut Brion Blanc is a bright, thick wine filled with flowers and citrus tones.
Chateau Haut-Brion is complex and beautiful, making it a one of a kind Bordeaux wine. These bottles are perfect for a meal or a wonderful sitting and sipping for connoisseurs. Chateau Haut Brion is also a wine that would make a beautiful, rich addition to any collection.
The vintage year of Chateau Mouton Rothschild determine the price of a bottle of these wines. For example, Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1945, 1947, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1982, 1986, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010 are considered the best vintages. Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 1982 with a 100WA rating is considered one of the vintner's most desired wines.
Chateau Mouton Rothschild continues its wine tradition producing full bodied, flavorful wines for wine lovers and wine collectors. Among the most popular recent Chateau Mouton Rothschild wines of collectors, are wines from the year 1995 to 2011. For example, the Chateau Mouton 1995 is a deep, rich red Bordeaux varietal blend of Merlot 19%, Cabernet Franc 9%, balanced by Cabernet Sauvignon 72%.
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