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1973 Chateau Haut-Brion Premier Grand Cru Classe (Graves) No Reserve

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15 5 £160.00 9d 3h ago
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closed 07/12/2018, 01:16 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 730 ml each Wine type: Red, 1973 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Graves, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

This 45 year-old bottle was originally stored in the cellars of Chateau Haut-Brion and has an extra label stuck under the main label with the undermentioned description:-

"Special Anniversary Sale at Christies,London. 16th May 1985.
From the cellars of Chateau HAUT-BRION.
Anniversary of the purchase of the estate by Mr Clarence DILLON on May 13th 1935.

"It was the second best of the First Growths line up in 1983.More recently,fuller-bodied than expected,soft yet assertive "iron tobacco" Graves tasting,good texture and aftertaste.Last tasted July 1987". ***

Michael Broadbent. (Vintage Wine.Tasting notes of 1973 Chateau Haut-Brion).


"In the difficult vintage of 1973 what seemed like a lightweight Haut-Brion,became - by 1986 - complex and surprisingly rich,with a glorious flavour and real breed".

David Peppercorn. (Bordeaux. Second Edition.1991)


The most comprehensive recent tasting notes on the 1973 Haut-Brion on Cellartracker:-

The ULD (Ultimate Label Drinker's) Dinner (Imperial Treasure, Asia Square): "This was quite delightful. Obviously not the best Haut-Brion, but it was very impressive for a weaker vintage, especially when compared to the lackluster 1973 Latour on the same flight. In contrast to the rather leafier Pauillac, this had a beautifully full nose, with sweet cherries and plums and cassis wreathed with lovely wafts of tobacco, spice and a little layer of milk chocolate aromas. It was delicious on the palate too. Neither the most powerful nor opulent, where this excelled was with its beautiful balance and wonderfully integrated feel, with velvety tannins and fresh acidity running through plushly delicious flavours of plums, black cherries and cassis touched with earth, truffles and chocolate. Drinking beautifully I thought. It finished well too, with cool flavours of menthol, orange peel and hints of tobacco seasoning the more dark fruited notes. Delicious stuff, nothing mindblowing, but a real pleasure".
(92 Points).

PAUL S. (Cellartracker. 24/11/2012).


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Other details

This bottles was bought at auction in the 1990s.It has since been stored ina purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar.The label is bin-soiled,but has no tears and the 1973 vintage date is easily readable.The capsule has a small split at the top in the centre,but otherwise is in good condition.

Shipping details


Payment methods: PayPal, cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: no returns
The wine can be collected: From postcode CT5 , Kent, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Shipping paid by: seller
Cost of delivery: £12.00. This lot will be shipped in polysafe tubes or airshock,air-cushioned sleeves,within a robust cardboard box.If buyers wish to use Paypal,they will be invoiced with their charges(About 4%.Overseas 5%).Foreign buyers are welcome,but they should take responsibility for having suitable means of shipping.
Delivers to UK and Singapore
Other countries delivered to: Western Europe.For European buyers,please ask for a quote for shipping,which will be considerably higher than the UK price above.
Insurance options: Up to £500.


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