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Le Bahans du Château Haut-Brion Ac 1996

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1er Cru Classé

Chateau Haut Brion:
Although by all accounts the vine has been rampant in these parts since at least Roman times, the earliest written mention that our archivist has discovered, citing a parcel of vines being cultivated at Haut-Brion dates back to only 1423. In the early days wines were known by the name of the parishes from whence they came. Later they became known as clarets. In the case of Haut-Brion, under t... Read more
Although by all accounts the vine has been rampant in these parts since at least Roman times, the earliest written mention that our archivist has discovered, citing a parcel of vines being cultivated at Haut-Brion dates back to only 1423. In the early days wines were known by the name of the parishes from whence they came. Later they became known as clarets. In the case of Haut-Brion, under the great stewardship of the Pontac family the wine's reputation was for years represented by the name of this enlightened and well respected family-- Pontac wine. Eventually as its renown grew, the name of the Estate came to replace that of its owners. The notion of a Great Growth was born! We find the first written mention of the wine in the Diaries of Samuel Pepys. While visiting the Royal Oak Tavern in London on April 10, 1663 Pepys wrote "There I drank a sort of French wine called Ho-Bryan (sic) which hath a good and most particular taste which I never before encountered....." Read less

External Reviews for Le Bahans du Château Haut-Brion Ac

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/26/2012

At present, I would rate the 1995 La Mission slightly ahead of the 1996, only because the 1995 possesses a forward, sweet, complex, more evolved nose. It find it impossible to resist the 1995s density and richness. Nevertheless, the 1996 is an outst... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1996 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

At present I would rate the 1995 La Mission slightly ahead of the 1996 only because the 1995 possesses a forward sweet complex more evolved nose. It find it impossible to resist the 1995 s density and richness. Nevertheless the 1996 is an outstanding wine. The color is a dark ruby/purple and the nose offers up roasted herbs sweet blueberry jam and cassis scents intermingled with earth and truffle-like aromas. Round rich and sweet with medium to full body outstanding depth but not the weight glycerin and overall opulence of the 1995 the 1996 should hit its peak in 7-8 years and last for 25. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

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External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Wine red 1996 Chateau Haut Brion Frankreich Region: Bordeaux Apellation: Bordeaux Merlot blend 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


External Review
09/19/2011

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 - 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 '95. And I came up with dry rocks rather than traces of fresh fruit. It's built for the long term, and if you trust the center of the wine it should make it.


External Review
05/18/2011

The 2000 Haut-Brion (a blend of 51% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc) showed incredibly at the tasting, and for me is one of the three or four most prodigious wines of the vintage. A compelling nose of roasted herbs, scorched earth, sweet blueberries, plums, black currants, and a hint of graphite is followed by a deep, layered, sumptuously textured, full-bodied Haut-Brion, but one with extraordinary complexity. This wine seems more evolved and approachable than I had expected it to be at age 10. My window of maturity seven years ago was 2012-2040, but I would change that to 2010-2050.


External Review
05/18/2011

This is incredible on the nose, showing coffee cake, blackberry, floral, coffee bean and vanilla bean, with Chinese spices. A very complex, full-bodied red, with seamless, hyperpolished tannins that caress every millimeter of the palate. Lasts for minutes. So beautifully balanced, I'm left speechless. Is it even better than the 1989? Best after 2017.


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