2002 Ch La Tour Haut Brion Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

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New Ch La Tour Haut Brion Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan
Colour
Red
Producer
Château La Tour Haut-Brion
Region
Pessac-Léognan, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2008-2020
Case Size
6x150cl
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2002 Ch La Tour Haut Brion Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan
Colour
Red
Producer
Château La Tour Haut-Brion
Region
Pessac-Léognan, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2008-2020
Case Size
6x150cl
Available Now

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Case price

£600.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(1 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2003

This small 4 ha vineyard is next door to La Mission Haut Brion and made in their cellars. With over 50% Merlot in the blend, it is relatively rich and plump but shows good classic claret cedarwood and berry flavours. The Haut Brion/La Mission Haut Brion team is particularly proud of La Tour Haut Brion this year.

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Region

Pessac-Léognan, Red Bordeaux

Stretching from the rather unglamorous southern suburbs of Bordeaux, for 50 km along the left bank of the river Garonne, lies Graves. Named for its gravelly soil, a relic of Ice Age glaciers, this is the birthplace of claret, despatched from the Middle Ages onwards from the nearby quayside to England in vast quantities. It can feel as though Bordeaux is just about red wines, but some sensational white wines are produced in this area from a blend of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and, occasionally, muscadelle grapes, often fermented and aged in barrel. In particular, Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its superbly complex whites, which continue to develop in bottle over decades. A premium appellation, Pessac-Leognan, was created in 1987 for the most prestigious terroirs within Graves. These are soils with exceptional drainage, made up of gravel terraces built up in layers over many millennia, and consequently thrive in mediocre vintages but are less likely to perform well in hotter years. These wines were appraised and graded in their own classification system in 1953 and updated in 1959, but, like the 1855 classification system, this should be regarded with caution and the wines must absolutely be assessed on their own current merits.

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