Parker agrees with Lady Penelope

This en primeur game is quite a laugh- thunderbirds! Parker was  not too complimentary about the 2007 vintage but said it was better than what he expected and only awarded 100 points to two wines, both white and both my favorites agreeing that the whites were the overall winers this year; Haut Brion Blanc and Pape-Clement … Continue reading Parker agrees with Lady Penelope

2007 Haut Brion: Whites win hands down but finesse with more Cabernet Sauvignon for the reds

2007 Haut Brion, First Growth, Pessac Leognan Haut Brion is one on its own. It is the only red first growth outside the Medoc and is located just on the outskirts on Bordeaux. It is always the first to be harvested due to its hot micro-climate and very gravelly soils. It is one of the … Continue reading 2007 Haut Brion: Whites win hands down but finesse with more Cabernet Sauvignon for the reds

Ch La Mission Haut Brion and Chateau Haut-Brion and their Second Wines

Joined Estate Manager of Haut Brion, Jean-Philippe Delmas, at Chateau Haut-Brion Started with a barrel tasting of the 2007 vintage. Haut-Brion is one of the very few properties to have already blended their wines and so what we tasted from the barrel was the very young but finished wine of 2007. It was incredibly together and … Continue reading Ch La Mission Haut Brion and Chateau Haut-Brion and their Second Wines

Jean-Philippe Delmas; the third generation at Chateau Haut Brion

I remember that Haut Brion, Bollinger and Yquem were served at Berry Bros. & Rudd's 300th Anniversary Dinner in 1998, presented by (in same order) HRH Prince Robert of Luxembourg, Ghislain de Montgolfier and the Comtes Alexandre de Lur Saluces. I think it was at the Ritz Hotel just around the corner from, where I worked at the time at … Continue reading Jean-Philippe Delmas; the third generation at Chateau Haut Brion