Source: April 2022 Week 1, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 7th Apr 2022 (RP-98)
Wafting from the glass with aromas of blackberries and plums mingled with notions of pencil shavings, burning embers and creamy new oak, the 2019 Haut-Brion is full-bodied, rich and fleshy, with a textural attack that segues into an ample and enveloping core of fruit, concluding with a long, expansive finish. Broad-shouldered and muscular, its rich, powdery tannins are already seamlessly integrated; and though it’slabeled at 15% alcohol, far higher than the great vintages of yesteryear, it avoids any sense of over-ripeness.
Drink Date: 2033 – 2070
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Wednesday, December 28, 2022 (JS-100)
The black cassis comes out of the glass, together with iodine, sandalwood and subtle moss and wet-bark undertones, then turning to violets. The palate is mind-blowing, with a cashmere texture that unravels on the palate and continues on for minutes. it’sfull of superbly complex, ethereal character and mouth-feel, One of the wines of the vintage. As glorious as it may be to taste now, this is one for your deep cellar. Try in 2029.