A Time-Tested Terroir

Haut-Brion's history is linked to its soil

A Time-Tested Terroir
Estate manager Georges Delmas (center right, in suit) oversees operations in the Château Haut-Brion vat room, 1924 (Courtesy of Domaine Clarence Dillon)
From the Nov 30, 2021, issue

The story of Haut-Brion begins like all the best wine stories do, with great terroir. Wine Spectator takes a look back at the time-tested vineyard, with a site already known during the Roman empire, a reputation for top-quality wines since at least the 1600s and fans such as John Locke and Thomas Jefferson.

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