First Growth Haut Brion released
A great released this morning from First Growth Haut Brion in Pessac Leognan.
Released at an enticing price point of £295 per bottle, a decrease of 27.8% on the 2018 release of £408 per bottle in sterling terms.
It is also released at a closer price to the 2014 release of £193, that is performing well 5 years on from release with a market value circa 50% up.
We have taken our full allocation here.
Recent releases (per bottle)
2019 – £295
2018 – £408
2017 – £338
2016 – £415
2015 – £354
2014 – £193
Great scores and feedback from the critics:
The Wine Advocate’s Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW released her assessment of the 2019 Haut Brion this morning. She awarded the wine (97-99)+ points, and said that “this is one of the most finely structured, tightly knit wines of the vintage. Given time, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it goes atomic and eventually takes top place for the vintage”. She revealed that “the estimated label alcohol degree is 14.5%”.
James Suckling (99-100pts) was also full of praise for the First Growth. He described it as “full-bodied with great, tight fruit, subtle and complex”, with “great length, going on and on for minutes”.
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