Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Chateau Haut-Brion Wine Crate

The revered First Growth vineyard of Chateau Haut-Brion creates the most unique wooden wine crate in Bordeaux. It's far from your standard size and has a honeycomb style insert format to allow for 6 bottles to be on each side as opposed to 6 on the bottom and 6 on the top.

For design  purposes it's most often mixed with the other 4 First Growth crates in a wine room or cellar montage. It can also be used as a side table since it has a good width and length.

Dimensions of a Chateau Haut-Brion wine crate: 21" L X 15" W X 6" H

Personally I like it the way it is and due to it's length and width it's easy to stack other wine crates on top of it as a base.

The branded design on the front is elegant and old world. The winery was purchased by a conglomerate several years ago but they didn't attempt to make any significant changes to the vineyard process at all. They kept the traditional ways intact.

The year of the crate in the picture above is 1982, which is arguably the 20th century's best vintage in Bordeaux. The wine itself is a bit past it's peak, but any lover of Bordeaux wines is familiar with how spectacular this vintage was.

We happen to have a 1982 Haut-Brion in stock! If your interested please let me know. It's priced at $99 plus $11 shipping. It's extremely rare and your not likely to find another anytime soon. The value of it's collectability can't be understated, as all the 1982 First Growth wines were sold out long ago leaving the original wine crates incredibly scarce.


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