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1986 Haut-Brion Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pessac Leognan - Red - First Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pessac Leognan

Red Bordeaux Blend - First Growth
Producer Notes

Since its founding in 1525, Chateau Haut-Brion has passed between many illustrious owners, including admirals, archbishops, and mayors of Bordeaux. In recent years, the estate has come under the ownership of Clarence Douglas Dillon, Ambassador of the United States in Paris and Minister of Finance under President John F. Kennedy, making it the only American-owned First Growth property. Currently,... More »

Score
91
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2008-2008
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Gregg F
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95%
Tasted On 02/26/2011

little light for a haut brion but absolutely wonderful wine with plenty of life left in it. 95 easy in my book....

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Author Ricknat1
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.332%
Tasted On 02/15/2009
Drink Dates 2008+

Compared favorably to the 1985.

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Author burghound
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 71.429%
Tasted On 01/19/2009

Ruby in color. Low rim variation. Fast legs. Black currant (cassis), Game. Medium bodied. Smooth texture. Long finish.

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Author dave1161
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 13.725%
Tasted On 12/24/2008
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