CHATEAU HAUT-BRION, PESSAC-LEOGNAN
BORDEAUX, FRANCE 2016
There is no wine more extraordinary than Haut-Brion - and the 2016 vintage has the stripes to prove it. Boasting four 100-point scores, Chateau Haut-Brion represents the epitome of quality and tradition. For six centuries, this Chateau has been regarded as one of the world's greatest producers. As one of the oldest of all the Bordeaux Grand Crus, the winemaking has remained in the Delmas family for close to 100 years (a close partnership that spans across all the Dillon family's estates including La Mission Haut-Brion). Robert Parker states "all things considered - there are probably no more experienced and talented Bordeaux wine deities than the Delmas family."
With land cultivated since the Roman times, the storied vineyards consist of gravel and clay with an average vine age of 35 years. The vineyard is planted to 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc, and all of the fruit is hand-picked and goes through a rigorous selection process. Now with a focus on further lowering its yields and an even stricter selection, the production has decreased by more than half since the 1980s, making this one of the rarest, most sought after of all the first growths.
Under the stewardship of Prince Robert of Luxembourg, the Chateau's winning streak has been unwavering and today's 2016 Haut-Brion is no exception. "Possibly even more magnificent from bottle than it was from barrel. Powerful and rich...the 2016 is a wine of nearly indescribable beauty. Haut-Brion is often a thrilling wine, but it is rarely this finessed in its youth...an extraordinary sense of harmony that really stands out. What a wine!" (AG, Vinous). This is a standout that you don't want to miss.
Perfectly stored at the estate since its inception, this wine will come to you directly from the Chateau and is available to you by the 6-pack in its original wooden case. Secure your order at this incredible price before prices go up forever!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. Offer is made pre-arrival, with the wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Summer 2019. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in NY, TN and WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, March 3, 2019.