They hail from Pessac-Leognan (Graves), and they wear their birthplace as a badge of honour.
Who wouldn't, when blessed with good genes? Grand Cru Classés Chateau Haut-Brion and Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion earned prestige for their remarkable wine quality, attested to be in the same league as their Medoc neighbours.It's all about location, location, location.
A wine served at the royal table, First Growth Haut-Brion already won praises in the 17th century. Then, London diarist Samuel Pepys, wrote that he 'drank a sort of French wine called Ho Bryan (Haut-Brion) that hath a good and most particular taste I never met with." Thomas Jefferson also lauded "the soil of Haut-Brion, which I examined in great detail, is made up of..round gravel..like the soils of the Medoc
." Similar magnificent soil is revered in La Mission Haut-Brion, who was awarded Gold Medal by the jury of the 1862 International Exhibition in London, for its particular qualities. If ever Bordeaux has a sixth First Growth, the place is highly likely reserved for La Mission Haut-Brion.
What's even greater? These world-class wines are now on special offer.