Haut Brion 2019 has been released at €282 per bottle ex-negociant, down 30.9% on the opening price of the 2018 (€408). It is being offered by the international trade at £3,540 per 12×75, a decrease of 27.8% on the 2018 release of £4,900 per case in sterling terms.
The Wine Advocate’s Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW released her assessment of the 2019 Haut Brion this morning. She awarded the wine (97-99)+ points, and said that “this is one of the most finely structured, tightly knit wines of the vintage. Given time, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it goes atomic and eventually takes top place for the vintage”. She revealed that “the estimated label alcohol degree is 14.5%”.
James Suckling (99-100pts) was also full of praise for the First Growth. He described it as “full-bodied with great, tight fruit […] subtle and complex”, with “great length, going on and on for minutes”.
Prices for Haut Brion show 78% correlation to ‘Benchmark Critic’ scores. Based on today’s release price, a score of 96 points would already make the wine appear fair value.
For followers of Suckling and Perrotti-Brown, this price tag puts it well below the regression line.
Looking back at previous vintages, buyers might wish to consider the 2012 (RP98), available at 9.6% discount.
100-point Robert Parker vintages include 2005, 2009 and 2010 – all trading above the £5,500 mark.
Haut Brion Blanc 2019 was also released this morning and is being offered at £6,720 per 12×75, down 9.7% on the 2018 (£7,440).
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