05-02-2013 05-03-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2649B Boston
May 2, 2013 06:00 PMCalender
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Chateau Haut Brion 1989

$6,710$5,500
Auction: Fine Wines - 2649B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 02, 2013 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Haut Brion 1989
Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe
u: 2.5cm or better, removed from owc

"This continues to be one of the immortal wines and one of the greatest young Bordeaux wines of the last half-century. Consistently prodigious and almost a sure bet to top the scoring card of any blind tasting of this vintage as well as other years, the 1989 Haut-Brion is a seamless, majestic classic, and a tribute to this phenomenal terroir and its singular characteristics. The wine still has a very thick, viscous-looking ruby/purple color, a spectacular, young but awesome smorgasbord of aromas ranging from scorched earth, liquid minerals, graphite, blackberry and black currant jam to toast, licorice, and spice box. The levels of fruit, extract, and glycerin in this viscous, full-bodied, low-acid wine are awe-inspiring. The brilliant symmetry of the wine, extraordinary purity, and seamlessness are the hallmarks of a modern-day legend. It is still in its pre-adolescent stage of development, and I would not expect it to hit its full plateau of maturity for another 3-5 years, but this should be an Haut-Brion that rivals the greatest ever made at this estate. Life is too short not to drink this wine as many times as possible! A modern day clone of the 1959? Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030." R. Parker, 100 pts. 01/03
6 bottles
Estimate $5,500-7,500


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