Chateau Haut Brion Blanc Premier Cru Classe Weingut Emmerich Knoll 1994

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This is one of the most expensive wines that I have had the privilege to drink and the taste definitely backs up the price. Leathery, slightly smok... Read more

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Snooth User: oren33
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5.00 5
12/14/2008

This is one of the most expensive wines that I have had the privilege to drink and the taste definitely backs up the price. Leathery, slightly smokey with deep complex flavors-absolutely wonderful.


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01/02/2008

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External Reviews for Chateau Haut Brion Blanc Premier Cru Classe Weingut Emmerich Knoll

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Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

1er Cru ClassŽ


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

No first-growth administrator has been on a hotter streak in terms of consistency and quality than Haut-Brionandrsquo;s Jean Delmas, where nearly everything since the late seventies has been meritorious. Haut-Brionandrsquo;s terrific 1994 does not possess either the thick, unctuous texture or the weight of La Mission. Like La Mission, it contains more Merlot than normal, but the result is an elegant wine with medium to full body, exceptional concentration and purity, great balance and harmony, a dazzling aromatic profile consisting of sweet, mineral, cassis, and white chocolate scents, similar flavors, an enthralling texture, and a long, highly-concentrated finish. This is a gorgeously supple and precocious Haut-Brion that avoids tasting heavy or out of balance, rather amazing for such a young wine. The 1994 reminds me of the 1985, but with more plumpness and fat. Only 66% of Haut-Brionandrsquo;s harvest (which ended on 9/24) made it into the grand vin.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

In contrast to the 1993andrsquo;s penetrating, upfront aromas, the 1994 is closed aromatically. With coaxing, some truffle-like, sweet, black friut aromas, as well as those of mineral/stones come forward. This spicy, full-bodied, powerful wine is a more masculine, structured effort than the 1993, with a potentially more complex, richer character. It is superbly crafted, beautifully balanced, and as pure as a wine can be. The integration of new oak, acidity, and tannin is commendable. Anticipated maturity: 2002andndash;2025.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The blockbuster 2003 Haut-Brion (13% alcohol) possesses extremely high tannin, but that component is well-concealed by a cascade of mulberry, blackberry, cherry, and plum-like fruit. There is even a hint of figs under the blue and red fruit spectrum. While broad and ripe with a sweet, glyceral mouthfeel as well as a long, powerful, persistent finish, it retains its elegance and nobility. A wine of both power and finesse, it will benefit from 3ndash;4 years of cellaring, and keep for 25ndash;30.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Whether itrsquo;s a coincidence, or because in relatively cool years the first-growth terroirs are brilliant, Haut-Brion has turned out a beautifully classic, medium-bodied, precise and focused 2002 boasting a deep ruby/purple color as well as strikingly elegant aromatics (crushed stones, plums, black cherries, currants, figs, and earth). The wine possesses impressively measured power and elegance offered in a medium-bodied, nicely-structured, exceptionally pure format. It is unusual for Haut-Brion to dominate La Mission Haut-Brion at such a young age, but it certainly does in the 2002 vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2024.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 1998 continues to emulate the style of recent prodigious Haut-Brions. With all due respect to the glorious 1995, the 1998 appears to be the finest wine produced since Haut-Brionrsquo;s prodigious 1989 and 1990. It reveals more aromatic and flavor dimensions than it did last year. The dense ruby/purple color is followed by classic, developing aromas of minerals, lead pencil, earth, and black cherries/currants. On the palate, additional dimensions and nuances unfold. Tannic and powerful, but with sweet fruit, ripe tannin, and great length and richness, this profound, firmly-structured Haut-Brion will require 4ndash;6 years of bottle age; it should drink well for three decades.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

There are only 10,000 cases of this 2003 (12.85% alcohol, high for this estate). A blend of 58% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 11% Cabernet Franc, it reveals, more tannin and a tougher texture than it did last year. Deep ruby/purple to the rim, with a fragrant bouquet of plums, figs, hot rocks, and tobacco smoke, this medium-bodied claret possesses outstanding concentration and purity, but some toughness to the tannin needs to be resolved. It had just been fined, so perhaps it had not yet fully recovered. It is certainly an outstanding Haut-Brion, but at this stage, I would rank it behind such prodigious classics as the 2000, 1998, 1995, 1990, and 1989. It will be slow to evolve. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2025+.


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