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2022 Chateau Haut BrionBlend from France

$699.99

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  • 97-99+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent
  • 98-99 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 97-99 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 96-98 Neal Martin - Vinous Media
  • 96-98 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 95-97 Yohan Castaing - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
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This is a PRE-ORDER. Estimated Arrival: 09/30/2025

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Ratings:

97-99+

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2022 Haut-Brion is a blend of 53.6% Merlot, 35.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 11% Cabernet Franc aging in 62.9% new oak. The nose is typically closed and broody, requiring a lot of shaking to wake up enticing notes of iron ore, red roses, lavender, mint tea, and forest floor, leading to a tantalizing core of plum preserves and blueberry pie. The medium to full-bodied palate is very tightly knit with vibrant black and blue fruit layers and red berry sparks, framed by very fine-grained tannins and a refreshing backbone, finishing long and minerally. A classic, breath-taking expression of Haut-Brion, I expect this to remain shy and restrained for the first 10 years so in bottle, and then watch it soar.

98-99 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Currants and cedar with sandalwood and peaches. Fascinating aromas. Violets. Full-bodied with a crunchy and electric palate of primary fruit, with hints of tangerines and citrus. Great finish with structure and polish. 53.6% merlot, 35.4% cabernet sauvignon and 11% cabernet franc. Interesting to have such high merlot in the blend.

97-99 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

The 2022 Haut-Brion comes across as a bit restrained, given the natural opulence of the year and the other wines in the Clarence Dillon portfolio. Deep and wonderfully layered, the 2022 possesses remarkable depth but also a bit less of the explosive energy that is such a Haut-Brion signature. I suspect that will come in time, as the 2022 starts to show quite a bit better with a little aeration. Violet, gravel, incense, leather, tobacco and scorched earth linger. Superb.

96-98 Neal Martin - Vinous Media

The 2022 Haut-Brion, matured in 70% new oak, represents the 99th vintage under three generations of the Delmas family (see my recently published book for a remarkable photo of the first). It has slightly darker fruit than the La Mission at the moment. Incense and potpourri infuse the black plum and bilberry. There's a touch of brine in the background. It manifests more and more complexity as it opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied and is blessed with unerring symmetry. It has a bewitching granular texture, complex and more focused than recent vintages, and comes across as almost pixelated on the finish. Quintessential Haut-Brion. Magnificent, but not necessarily the best wine that Delmas oversaw in this vintage.

96-98 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Slightly better than its sibling La Mission Haut-Brion, the 2022 Ch√Ęteau Haut-Brion has a full-bodied, concentrated, structured style that's going to demand bottle age. Cassis, graphite, scorched earth, and tobacco are just some of its nuances aromatically, and it shows the ripe, powerful style of the vintage. There are lots of tannins here, especially on the finish, and it's going to need 7-8 years in the cellar.

95-97 Yohan Castaing - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate

The 2022 Haut-Brion shows considerable promise, revealing aromas of dark berries and plums mingled with notions of pencil lead, licorice, tobacco leaf, spices and incense. Full-bodied, broad and seamless, it's rich and muscular, with a deep, layered core of fruit framed by an ample endowment of tannin. This blend of 53.6% Merlot, 35.4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc, the result is a lip-smacking exemplification of controlled power. Analytically, the 2022 possesses a similar level of tannins to the 2010, and a similar pH to the 2009, yet it is more suave and polished than the 2010 at the same stage, and seemingly more dynamic than the 2009.

Product Detail

Item # 136063
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Pessac-Leognan
Ratings

97-99+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent

98-99 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

97-99 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

96-98 - Neal Martin - Vinous Media

96-98 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

95-97 - Yohan Castaing - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate

Vintage 2022
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger, vanilla, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower