Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux


    Although vineyards have been planted in Bordeaux’s sub-region of Pessac-Léognan since the days of ancient Rome, it wasn’t until 1987 that these adjacent villages were tapped from the Graves appellation and given their own. Pessac-Léognan can now proudly claim some of the most highly regarded properties as its own, most notably the respected Premier Cru Château Haut-Brion, the only red wine producer outside the Haut-Médoc that was included in the Classification of 1855, and Château Pape Clément, believed to be the oldest named Bordeaux property.

    Pessac-Léognan has enjoyed a history as rich and celebrated as its wines. Claret from the Graves region was a favorite of the British during their three-century rule of Aquitaine that began in the mid-1100s. Two hundred years later, Château Pape Clément, which was founded by Pope Clement V in 1306, became the first international superstar among the Bordeaux châteaux, and developed a following that lasted for centuries to come. Even the noted 17th century politician Samuel Pepys made mention of Château Haut-Brion in his famous diaries.  

    Pessac-Léognan rests on the Left Bank of the Garonne River, just south of the actual city of Bordeaux. It includes eight communes – Mérignac, Talence, Pessac, Gradignan, Villenave-d’Ornon, Cadaujac, Léognan and Martillac – and is one of the few Bordeaux sub-regions known to produce both red and white wines. While the north is somewhat crowded due to the development and expansion of Bordeaux proper, much of the south is covered with forests.  Overall, the terroir is composed of sand and high amounts of gravel (hence the name Graves), making it ideal for the cultivation of the hearty Cabernet Sauvignon grape. This is particularly true for the tracts located in the southern section of the city of Bordeaux, where gravel is found in the largest proportions, yielding the finest quality of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes. It is no coincidence that the four key Pessac-Léognan producers – Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion, Laville Haut-Brion and Pape Clément – are located there. But the magic doesn’t stop there; farther south, several other well-known producers, including Domaine de Chevalier, Haut-Bailly, Malartic-Lagraviere, Larrivet Haut-Brion and de Fieuzal, produce outstanding wines that also rank among Bordeaux’s finest.

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    Pessac-Leognan Wine List

    Vintage Wine Case Price
    1982 Mission Haut Brion $16,750
    1989 Mission Haut Brion $23,800
    1990 Mission Haut Brion $9,575
    1996 Mission Haut Brion $4,225
    1998 Mission Haut Brion $5,125
    1999 Mission Haut Brion $1,675
    2000 Mission Haut Brion $4,100
    2001 Mission Haut Brion $5,625
    2002 Mission Haut Brion $2,350
    2003 Mission Haut Brion $4,375
    2004 Mission Haut Brion $2,625
    2005 Mission Haut Brion $3,375
    2006 Mission Haut Brion $2,850
    2007 Mission Haut Brion $1,600
    2009 Mission Haut Brion $3,325
    2010 Mission Haut Brion $3,525
    2011 Mission Haut Brion $2,900
    2012 Mission Haut Brion $1,350
    2013 Mission Haut Brion $1,650
    2014 Mission Haut Brion $1,500
    2015 Mission Haut Brion $2,450
    2017 Mission Haut Brion $2,200
    2018 Mission Haut Brion $2,890
    2019 Mission Haut Brion $3,800
    1996 Smith Haut Lafitte $1,700
    1998 Smith Haut Lafitte $1,425
    1999 Smith Haut Lafitte $1,900
    2000 Smith Haut Lafitte $2,050
    2002 Smith Haut Lafitte $1,550
    2003 Smith Haut Lafitte $1,600
    2007 Smith Haut Lafitte $1,525
    2009 Smith Haut Lafitte $4,000
    2010 Smith Haut Lafitte $1,225
    2012 Smith Haut Lafitte $1,375
    2014 Smith Haut Lafitte $1,350
    2015 Smith Haut Lafitte $1,425
    2016 Smith Haut Lafitte $1,375
    2018 Smith Haut Lafitte $1,550
    2019 Smith Haut Lafitte $1,125
    1982 Haut Brion $12,350
    1983 Haut Brion $6,400
    1985 Haut Brion $7,750
    1986 Haut Brion $9,450
    1988 Haut Brion $6,600
    1989 Haut Brion $31,200
    1994 Haut Brion $7,275
    1995 Haut Brion $6,400
    1996 Haut Brion $6,175
    1997 Haut Brion $6,000
    1998 Haut Brion $6,700
    1999 Haut Brion $6,100
    2000 Haut Brion $15,900
    2001 Haut Brion $5,675
    2002 Haut Brion $5,825
    2004 Haut Brion $5,300
    2005 Haut Brion $9,125
    2006 Haut Brion $5,450
    2008 Haut Brion $1,350
    2009 Haut Brion $4,750
    2011 Haut Brion $5,125
    2012 Haut Brion $5,225
    2013 Haut Brion $5,075
    2014 Haut Brion $2,525
    2015 Haut Brion $4,225
    2017 Haut Brion $2,875
    2018 Haut Brion $3,875
    1990 Haut Brion $11,700
    2000 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc $2,325
    2007 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc $1,580
    2010 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc $1,825
    2015 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc $1,225
    2018 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc $1,625
    2019 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc $1,295
    1981 Pape Clement $1,450
    1986 Pape Clement $3,300
    1996 Pape Clement $2,225
    1998 Pape Clement $2,300
    2005 Pape Clement $1,590
    2008 Pape Clement $1,350
    2009 Pape Clement $2,175
    2010 Pape Clement $1,350
    2011 Pape Clement $1,600
    2012 Pape Clement $1,525
    2014 Pape Clement $1,225
    2015 Pape Clement $1,375
    2016 Pape Clement $1,575
    2017 Pape Clement $1,375
    2018 Pape Clement $1,350
    2019 Pape Clement $950
    1978 Domaine Chevalier $1,850
    1985 Domaine Chevalier $1,825
    1993 Domaine Chevalier $940
    1997 Domaine Chevalier $1,050
    1998 Domaine Chevalier $2,175
    2000 Domaine Chevalier $1,550
    2002 Domaine Chevalier $1,050
    2003 Domaine Chevalier $1,300
    2005 Domaine Chevalier $1,550
    2008 Domaine Chevalier $930
    2009 Domaine Chevalier $1,550
    2010 Domaine Chevalier $1,325
    2012 Domaine Chevalier $880
    2015 Domaine Chevalier $1,175
    2016 Domaine Chevalier $1,350
    2018 Domaine Chevalier $1,375
    2019 Domaine Chevalier $650
    1981 Haut Bailly $1,400
    1983 Haut Bailly $1,300
    1990 Haut Bailly $1,850
    1998 Haut Bailly $3,475
    1999 Haut Bailly $1,700
    2001 Haut Bailly $1,675
    2002 Haut Bailly $1,450
    2003 Haut Bailly $1,500
    2004 Haut Bailly $1,330
    2005 Haut Bailly $2,350
    2006 Haut Bailly $1,825
    2007 Haut Bailly $1,250
    2008 Haut Bailly $1,500
    2009 Haut Bailly $2,850
    2010 Haut Bailly $1,175
    2011 Haut Bailly $1,225
    2012 Haut Bailly $1,225
    2014 Haut Bailly $1,325
    2015 Haut Bailly $2,125
    2016 Haut Bailly $2,350
    2017 Haut Bailly $1,550
    2018 Haut Bailly $1,650
    2019 Haut Bailly $1,060
    2011 Clarence Haut Brion $1,200
    2016 Clarence Haut Brion $1,075
    2017 Clarence Haut Brion $1,100
    2019 Clarence Haut Brion $1,530
    2000 Haut Bergey $1,225
    2000 Branon $1,600
    2007 Plantiers Haut Brion $1,230
    2009 Clarence Haut Brion $1,825
    2010 Clarence Haut Brion $1,750
    2013 Clarence Haut Brion $1,500
    2015 Clarence Haut Brion $1,275
    2018 Clarence Haut Brion $1,300
    2012 Clarence Haut Brion $1,275
    2016 Clarence Haut Brion $1,875
    2014 Clarence Haut Brion $1,575
    2002 Tour Haut Brion $1,600
    2005 Tour Haut Brion $1,475
    2002 Tour Haut Brion $1,370
    2013 Fieuzal Blanc $970
    2010 Clarence Haut Brion $1,075
    2009 Allary Haut Brion $1,575
    2018 Clarence Haut Brion $1,975
    2017 Clarence Haut Brion $1,950
    2016 Clarence Haut Brion $1,875
    2012 Clarence Haut Brion $1,725
    2009 Petit Haut Lafitte $960
    2005 Latour Martillac $970
    2000 Fieuzal $1,150
    2009 Fieuzal $920
    2010 Fieuzal $1,100
    1996 Larrivet Haut Brion $1,225
    2014 Clarence Haut Brion $1,050
    2015 Clarence Haut Brion $1,675
    2011 Clarence Haut Brion $1,750
    2012 Clarence Haut Brion $1,500
    2009 Clarence Haut Brion $1,100
    2010 Parde Haut Bailly $890
    2000 Branon $1,600
    2012 Malartic Lagraviere Blanc $870
    1992 Laville Haut Brion $2,175
    1994 Laville Haut Brion $1,950
    1996 Laville Haut Brion $3,600
    1998 Laville Haut Brion $1,850
    2007 Laville Haut Brion $1,800
    2009 Mission Haut Brion Blanc $3,750
    2010 Mission Haut Brion Blanc $5,625
    2012 Mission Haut Brion Blanc $4,300
    2013 Mission Haut Brion Blanc $3,800
    2014 Mission Haut Brion Blanc $2,250
    2015 Mission Haut Brion Blanc $2,050
    2016 Mission Haut Brion Blanc $2,150
    2017 Mission Haut Brion Blanc $4,875
    2018 Mission Haut Brion Blanc $4,525
    2019 Mission Haut Brion Blanc $4,500
    2014 Mission Haut Brion Blanc $8,900
    2011 Mission Haut Brion Blanc $4,775
    1998 Malartic Lagraviere $1,300
    2000 Malartic Lagraviere $1,050
    2009 Malartic Lagraviere $1,150
    2012 Malartic Lagraviere $930
    2014 Malartic Lagraviere $910
    2000 Haut Brion Blanc $11,500
    2003 Haut Brion Blanc $6,325
    2004 Haut Brion Blanc $5,725
    2006 Haut Brion Blanc $6,350
    2007 Haut Brion Blanc $6,125
    2010 Haut Brion Blanc $6,525
    2011 Haut Brion Blanc $12,650
    2012 Haut Brion Blanc $17,350
    2013 Haut Brion Blanc $3,025
    2014 Haut Brion Blanc $8,450
    2017 Haut Brion Blanc $3,275
    2018 Haut Brion Blanc $2,875
    2019 Haut Brion Blanc $5,500
    2012 Haut Brion Blanc $7,225
    2011 Haut Brion Blanc $6,650
    2010 Haut Brion Blanc $3,275
    1998 Domaine Chevalier Blanc $1,000
    2005 Domaine Chevalier Blanc $1,575
    2007 Domaine Chevalier Blanc $1,475
    2008 Domaine Chevalier Blanc $990
    2009 Domaine Chevalier Blanc $1,640
    2010 Domaine Chevalier Blanc $1,600
    2014 Domaine Chevalier Blanc $1,525
    2015 Domaine Chevalier Blanc $1,350
    2018 Domaine Chevalier Blanc $1,350
    2008 Pape Clement Blanc $1,475
    2010 Pape Clement Blanc $2,525
    2014 Pape Clement Blanc $1,900
    2017 Pape Clement Blanc $1,175
    2018 Pape Clement Blanc $1,250
    2019 Pape Clement Blanc $1,495
    2012 Clarte Haut Brion $1,600
    2013 Clarte Haut Brion $1,425
    2015 Clarte Haut Brion $1,460
    2016 Clarte Haut Brion $1,600
    2017 Clarte Haut Brion $890
    2018 Clarte Haut Brion $1,500
    2008 Clarence Haut Brion $1,600
    1996 Chapelle Mission Haut Brion $1,710
    2000 Chapelle Mission Haut Brion $1,650
    2006 Chapelle Mission Haut Brion $1,350
    2010 Chapelle Mission Haut Brion $1,400
    2011 Chapelle Mission Haut Brion $1,200
    2012 Chapelle Mission Haut Brion $1,100
    2015 Chapelle Mission Haut Brion $1,400
    2016 Chapelle Mission Haut Brion $1,650
    2018 Chapelle Mission Haut Brion $1,500
    2019 Chapelle Mission Haut Brion $690
    2004 Carmes Haut Brion $1,710
    2005 Carmes Haut Brion $1,875
    2009 Carmes Haut Brion $2,050
    2011 Carmes Haut Brion $1,300
    2014 Carmes Haut Brion $870
    2015 Carmes Haut Brion $1,700
    2016 Carmes Haut Brion $1,575
    2017 Carmes Haut Brion $1,625
    2018 Carmes Haut Brion $2,050
    1998 Bahans Haut Brion $1,725
    1999 Bahans Haut Brion $2,600
    2004 Bahans Haut Brion $1,825
    2005 Bahans Haut Brion $1,750
    2006 Bahans Haut Brion $1,550

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