exotique (?), dense, long, puissant
Four and a half glasses
This 10 year old wine from the revered 2005 vintage exudes a melange of black and red berry on the nose - with a touch of wet loam... quite rich, without being jammy. On entry, there is vanilla (light oak), a noticeable pucker on the palate suffused with gobs of wild bilberry and sweet cherry. Will keep 5-7 more years but fine for drinking now. 90 points.
bouquet - paint, b pepper, sweat vanila coffee, cigar box taste - medium body, smooth, leather, cassis, easy on the palete alot of sediment, needs decanting
External Reviews for Château Bahans Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan
Elegant, with nice berry and tobacco character and hints of vanilla. It's medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a light finish.
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Soft and balanced, showing lovely velvety tannins and lots of coffee, chocolate, toasty oak and mushroom character, with bright fruit underneath. Full-bodied, round and unctuous. Best after 2013. 9,580 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Bahans-Haut-Brion 1500ml
A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Bahans-Haut-Brion 750ml