Chateau La Tour Haut-Brion

Chateau La Tour Haut-Brion People & Places Wine Travel
  • Monday 20 July 2009

Address:
Domaine Clarence Dillon S.A.
33608 Pessac Cedex
France

Telephone: +33 (0)5 56 00 29 30

Website: www.haut-brion.com

Email: info@haut-brion.com

Visits: By appointment only

Details: Cru Classé de Graves (red), Pessac-Léognan, xxx, xxx

Vineyards: Cabernet sauvignon 42%, Cabernet Franc 35%, Merlot Noir 23%.

History:

During the Middle Ages, La Tour Haut-Brion formed part of the La Tour Rostaing domain, where by the 1500s the Rostaing family was already producing high quality wine. By the mid-18th century, it belonged to Guillaume Joseph Saige (his son became a mayor of Bordeaux) and by the 19th century to the Cayrou brothers who appended Haut-Brion to its name. Then, in 1935, the estate was bequeathed to the owners of neighbouring La Missison Haut-Brion, the Woltner family, by the widow of the then owner Victor Cousteau. La Tour Haut-Brion's ever-changing ownership didn't stop there: in 1983 it was purchased by Domaine Clarence Dillon.

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Tasting notes:

2005 en primeur

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