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Graves

Graves is on the left bank of the Garonne River south of the city of Bordeaux. The appellation takes its name from its soil, which is intensely gravelly thanks to glaciers that melted in the area a few million years ago. Graves is generally thought of as the birthplace of Bordeaux wines, since “claret,” as the English historically called Bordeaux reds, were being produced for export in Graves and shipped to England as early as the 12th century. Some Graves châteaux, including Haut-Brion, trace their history to the late 16th century and Thomas Jefferson was one of several notable wine connoisseurs who wrote admiringly about the wines of Château Haut-Brion. Haut-Brion’s popularity with international celebrities is perhaps why it was the only non-Médoc château to be included in the 1855 Bordeaux classification. Graves makes red and white wines. The reds are predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The whites are made of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle. The Graves AOC includes nearly 8,000 acres of vineyards. In 1953 a Graves classification was created for red wines, and in 1959 white wines were added.

2020 Château Haut-Brion, Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Margaux, Château Mouton Rothschild

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2020 Château Haut-Brion, Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Mouton Rothschild

3-bottle Horizontal

2020 Château Haut-Brion, Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Mouton Rothschild

3-bottle Horizontal

1959 Château Haut-Brion

Capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; 4.5 cm ullage; label condition issue

JR  20   
MB  *****   
WS  98   
RP  93   
ST  93   
CC  17.5   

1970 Château Haut-Brion

1.5ltr

Capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; light signs of past seepage; 6.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

WS  90   

1970 Château Haut-Brion

1.5ltr

Capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; 6.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

WS  90   

1982 Château Haut-Brion

Light capsule condition issue; 4.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

MB  *****   
ST  96   
RP  95   
WS  95   
JR  19   

1982 Château Haut-Brion

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

MB  *****   
ST  96   
RP  95   
WS  95   
JR  19   

1985 Château Haut-Brion

Label condition issue

RP  96   
WS  93   

1989 Château Haut-Brion

375ml

Capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  100   
JS  100   
ST  97   
JR  19   

1990 Château Haut-Brion

Light label condition issue

RP  98   
VN  96   
WS  94   
ST  93   
JR  18   

1996 Château Haut-Brion

Light label condition issue

WS  93   
RP  92   
ST  92   
JR  18.5   

2000 Château Haut-Brion

Light label condition issue

RP  99   
ST  96   
WE  96   
WS  94   
JR  18   

2002 Château Haut-Brion

Light label condition issue

WS  93   
ST  92+    
JR  17.5+    

2002 Château Haut-Brion

Label condition issue

WS  93   
ST  92+    
JR  17.5+    

2015 Château Haut-Brion

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

WA  100   
WS  98   
JS  98   

2016 Special Collection

5-bottle Horizontal

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2016 Château Canon, Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, Château La Mission Haut Brion, Château Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse-de-Lalande

4-bottle Horizontal

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1916 Château La Mission Haut Brion

Capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; heavy label condition issue; previously refurbished

1949 Château La Mission Haut Brion

375ml

Capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; mid shoulder fill; light label condition issue

WS  95   
RP  91   

1982 Château La Mission Haut Brion

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

RP  100   
JR  19.5   
JS  97   
ST  95   
WS  94   

1982 Château La Mission Haut Brion

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill

RP  100   
JR  19.5   
JS  97   
ST  95   
WS  94   

1989 Château La Mission Haut Brion

Light capsule condition issue

RP  100   
WS  100   
ST  97   
JR  18.5   
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1989 Château La Mission Haut Brion

Light capsule condition issue

RP  100   
WS  100   
ST  97   
JR  18.5   

1989 Château La Mission Haut Brion

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  100   
ST  97   
JR  18.5