One of the founders of our firm is retiring soon. The firm was founded in 1989 and we thought it would be special to give an '89 first growth. As of now price is not a consideration. Does anyone have any input as to which would be drinking the best right now? Preliminary research suggests Haut Brion and also warns against Latour. Anything else? Your input is appreciated.
Must be first growth?
Why not Petrus 1989?
Almost everything I've ever read about 1989 Haut Brion whether blind or against it's peers or anything else has been that it's pretty much sex in a bottle.
I haven’t had it. But if someone asked me what I wanted, OF COURSE it would be the HB.
Get thee to Burgundy. 1989 Romanee-Conti
If it has to be BdX I agree with HB and Petrus
Thanks for the rec's so far. I'll look into burgundy, though from my knowledge he tends to favor Bordeaux.
So I'm having a difficult time sourcing the haut brion from a nearby reputable source. Outside of Petrus, are there any other rec's? Any of the other first growths even close to the haut brion?
If you live in a state where you can receive alcohol by delivery, there are several reputable wine stores that ship nationally and have ‘89 HB in. Use wine-searcher then call the store to discuss the bottle. Ask for a picture of the bottle so you know what you are getting re ullage and label condition.
If that is not an option...
1989 Palmer is a stellar wine. I assume the Margaux is as well, and CT shows a high score.
In addition to Palmer, I also happen to love ‘89 Pichon Baron, Montrose, Angelus if you’re willing to go outside First Growths.
At Zachys most recent auction, a case of '89 Petrus sold for a little over $54,000.