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Chateau tasting notes Beautiful color, very deep with a mixing of the Haut-Brion ruby and its purple-violet shade of...Read more...
Wonderful wine with Cherry and Liquorice touch. One of my favorite ever. Read more
The backward 1996 Haut-Brion was bottled in July, 1998. The 1996 exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, and a surprisingly tight bouquet. With aeration... Read more
Haut-Brion leads off at the top of the vintage: A sensational color, a glamorous aroma, a huge wine in the mouth. Its so luscious at its core, then... Read more
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Wonderful wine with Cherry and Liquorice touch. One of my favorite ever.
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The backward 1996 Haut-Brion was bottled in July, 1998. The 1996 exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, and a surprisingly tight bouquet. With aeration, notes of fresh tobacco, dried herbs, smoke, asphalt, and black fruits emergehellip; but reluctantly. It is tannic and medium-bodied, with outstanding purity and a layered, multidimensional style. However, the finish contains abundant tannin, suggesting that this wine needs 5ndash;8 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2030.
Haut-Brion leads off at the top of the vintage: A sensational color, a glamorous aroma, a huge wine in the mouth. Its so luscious at its core, then so firmly structured that the finish is jarring. This wine shows all the breed you would expect, then it seems to dry up in the end. The tannins are like chewing on nails mdash; not a bad thing for a young Bordeaux of this stature. But I searched for some indication of freshness in the finish, a quality that lends me comfort when a wine needs as much cellaring as this rsquo;95. And I came up with dry rocks rather than traces of fresh fruit. Itrsquo;s built for the long term, and if you trust the center of the wine it should make it.
This wine has been brilliant on every occasion I have tasted it. More accessible and forward than the 1996, it possesses a saturated ruby/purple color, as well as a beautiful, knock-out set of aromatics, consisting of black fruits, vanillin, spice, and wood-fire smoke. Multidimensional and rich, with layers of ripe fruit, and beautifully integrated tannin and acidity, this medium to full-bodied wine is a graceful, seamless, exceptional Haut-Brion that should drink surprisingly well young. Anticipated maturity: 2002ndash;2030.
Haut-Brionrsquo;s saturated purple-colored 1995 is a superb effort. Not far off the quality of the magnificent 1989 and increasingly impressive 1990, the 1995 possesses that extra dimension of sweetness, glycerin, and fat that are the hallmarks of a vintage shaped by abundant sun and ripeness. Full-bodied, yet not heavy, the 1995 Haut-Brion displays a smoky, tobacco, roasted herb, and blackcurrant/plum-scented nose. Very ripe, yet nicely buttressed by soft acid and sweet tannin, this graceful, seamlessly made Haut-Brion should drink well when young, and last for 25+years. Bravo!!
Very good deep red-ruby. Sweet, highly expressive aromas of redcurrant, hot stones, roasted plum, woodsmoke and tobacco. Fuller and more textured in the middle palate, with a chewy, tactile mouth feel that suggests strong extract and a wonderfully pliant texture. A firm mineral underpinning and sound acids frame the fruit. Expansive and seductively sweet in the mouth. Finishes very long and ripe, with thoroughly civilized tannins.
Amazingly harmonious, complex and supple, with intense, generous plum, currant, spice, cedar, cherry and anise flavors that have a wonderful sense of finesse and grace. The tannins are intense yet graceful, allowing the flavors to pour through on the finish. Best to cellar until 2001 to 2009.
This is the best Haut-Brion since 1959 and perhaps one of the best Bordeaux we have ever tasted. It has loads of character, packed to the brim with fruit and tannins. A wine for the next century. Enjoyable now, but much better after 1998.
Chateau tasting notes Beautiful color, very deep with a mixing of the Haut-Brion ruby and its purple-violet shade of youth. Swishing the wine around in the glass gives a notion of its density. This complexity is followed up in the aromas that suddenly burst forth all at once: a woody hint of fine polished oak, mulberry jam, cherry pits, a touch of blackcurrant, and the bittersweet of mango. One discovers this complexness again with even more violence in the mouth. The specific notes of this vintage: the finesse of mocha, the toasted trace of praline all join with the above, melding together with tannins of great complexity and softness. The finish is never ending… Exceptional bottle. To be drunk today, tomorrow and surely even 100 years from now.
Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic
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