ITEM 109330

2018 Chateau Haut Brion Pessac-Léognan

$589.99

In stock

1

Wine Rating:

97-99+WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2018

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-pessac-leognan/graves

Variety

bordeaux blend

Wine Producer

château haut-brion

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 97-99+ points

The 2018 Haut-Brion is a blend of 49.4% Merlot, 38.7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11.9% Cabernet Franc, harvested September 6 to October 2. Deep purple-black in color, it is much more closed than the La Mission. It holds back for the first few minutes, reticent to reveal what slowly uncoils to give wave after wave of exotic spices—cardamom, cassis, star anise and fenugreek—over an opulent core of red roses, Black Forest cake, warm cassis and black raspberries with nuances of cigar box, crushed rocks, truffles, tilled black soil, iron ore and smoked meats. The full-bodied palate is truly profound, with restrained black fruit and spice layers slowly offering mineral sparks and savory suggestions within a rock-solid frame of firm, super fine-grained tannins and beautiful freshness, finishing with epic length and depth. This will take longer to come around than the La Mission, but it will be well worth the wait.

Review Date: 4/1/19