Highly disappointing,I may have killed it with the 2 hour decanting job but it was weak,light,acedic yet not sour,drinkable but this is not the haut brion that I learned about in wine appreciation class or tasted at chez ardid in San Antonio,Tx. Wish I could remember some more specifics on that one.This one was a dud. Next time I decant I will taste before and after decanting.
External Reviews for Château la Tour Haut-Brion Graves
A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Tour Haut-Brion, La 750ml
RP: Beginning in 2006, this vineyard became part of La Mission-Haut-Brion�s second wine, so 2005 will be the final vintage of La Tour Haut-Brion. That�s a shame as many superb, under-the-radar wines were produced under this moniker in the forties, fifties, sixties, seventies, and early eighties. The 2005 is a 2,000-case blend of 41% Cabernet Franc, 32% Merlot, and 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, a relatively high amount of Cabernet Sauvignon for a Pessac-Leognan property. It offers classic notes of scorched earth, asphalt, smoky black cherries, and roasted herbs. Medium-bodied and tannic, it is an excellent, but not inspirational claret that should be at its finest between 2013-2025.
JS: Shows interesting aromas of chocolate, meat and berry, with hints of fresh c�pe. Turns floral and aromatic. Full-bodied, with soft, velvety tannins and a medium finish. Very balanced and pretty. Elegant and seductive. This is the last year of LTHB. Best after 2014. 2,250 cases made.
...Nose shows a roasted ripeness: plum, redcurrant, chocolate and tobacco. Sweet, fat and superripe, with complex, expressive flavors of plum, redcurrant, meat, tomato, mocha and tobacco... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Tour Haut-Brion, La 750ml
Wonderful aromas of tobacco, berry and currants. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and vanilla character. Long and silky on the finish, with ripe tannins... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Tour Haut-Brion, La 750ml
...It is a sexy, open-knit, deep ruby-colored effort, exhibiting a smoky nose of melted asphalt, truffles, cassis, and tobacco, enticing sweetness on the attack, low acidity, and a smoky, ripe rich finis...Drink this captivating, complex Graves over ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1999 Tour Haut-Brion, La 750ml