Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2021

Sold for

R 18 760
Lot 45
La Mission Haut Brion; Pessac-Léognan; 1966; 1 (1 x 1); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 6 000 - 8 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 18 760

About this Item

Pessac-Léognan, 1966
1 (1 x 1) 750ml
Chateau Haut Brion is one of the First Growths of Bordeaux and its unique terroir has produced prized wines for close to 600 years. After a visit on May 25, 1787, Thomas Jefferson wrote in his diary; “The soil of Haut-Brion, which I examined in great detail, is made up of sand, in which there is near as much round gravel or small stones and very little loam like the soils of the Medoc."

Critics Ratings

‘Gorgeous cedar and haunting Sandalwood character, and though a touch of green pepper suggests a tiny under ripeness, this just has fresh personality and appeal. On the palate there is real juiciness, which married to plenty of spicy, warming oak, tight and racy tannins and a crisp acidity, is classically austere, and very appealing indeed.’  - Tom Cannavan, wine-pages.com, 93/100 (Jan 2008)

'The 1966 La Mission-Haut-Brion, never quite as rich and deep as the 1964, is still a beautifully made, elegant La Mission, with a very cedary and leather-scented, fruity bouquet, medium to full body, and a long, supple, velvety finish. I would advise those who have it in their wine collections to consume it over the next 4-5 years. It does not appear capable of getting any better, and may, in fact, be just starting to lose the fruit. Anticipated maturity: Now-2000.’  - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 89/100 (Jan 1998)

Provenance

Private Client


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