Haut Brion 2020 released

The 2020 Château Haut-Brion has been released for £5,196 per 12×75, 8.5% more than the current Market Price of the 2019.

Quantity released from the estate is down 30% on last year.

Haut-Brion dropped its price 30% for the 2019 vintage and was the most affordable First Growth in the last campaign.

Critical opinion

The 2020 Haut-Brion is the highest-rated First Growth this vintage alongside Margaux.

It picked up potential 100-points from Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Advocate), James Suckling, Jeb Dunnuck and Jeff Leve (The Wine Cellar Insider).

“Simply stunning,” said Perrotti-Brown. For Dunnuck, this is “unquestionably one of the top wines in this impressive vintage”.

Suckling was also impressed with the quality and questioned whether this is “wine of the vintage?”.

Antonio Galloni (Vinous), who awarded 97-99 points, echoed a similar sentiment. He said that “the 2020 Haut-Brion is shaping up to be one of the wines of the year”.

Neal Martin gave it 96-98 points, calling it “a magnificent, bold and almost audacious Haut-Brion”.


The 2020 Haut-Brion is the most expensive wine from the estate since the 2010 vintage. With 97-points from Neal Martin, and 100-point scores from various critics listed above make it look rather compelling and on par with the critically acclaimed 2005 vintage, which costs more.