Chateau Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan Premier Cru 2016 750ml

RP-100, JS-100

S$1,150.00

The 2016 Haut Brion is a blend of 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 19 September and 13 October. Jean-Philippe Delmas told me that this represents a touch more Merlot than last year’s vintage. It clearly has a more powerful and intense bouquet compared to the La Mission Haut-Brion, although maybe not the same killer level of detail and delineation.

8 in stock

SKU: 011120-201675 Categories: , ,

Other Vintage:

2016

Other Volume:

750ml

Source: The Wine Advocate; Published: Nov 30, 2018 (RP-100)

The 2016 Haut-Brion is blended of 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is at once profound and arresting, offering drop-dead gorgeous Morello cherries, lilacs and red rose scents with a core of Black Forest cake, warm blackcurrants and blueberry preserves plus wafts of sandalwood and underbrush. Medium-bodied, the elegantly crafted palate is completely packed with intense floral, mineral and cassis-laced flavors with a firm frame of very finely pixelated tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and achingly stunning.
Drink Date: 2025-2070

Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 (JS-100)

Stunning black fruit with plenty of forest berries in there, the whole picture cool and very delicate, also on the concentrated and highly structured palate. The tannins are very fine-grained, but decisively austere and, together with the vibrant acidity, they propel the finish out towards infinity and leave a breathtaking final impression. A blend of 56 per cent merlot, 37.5 per cent cabernet sauvignon and 6.5 per cent cabernet franc. Very long aging potential, but you could try it in 2023.

 

Product Type

Red Wine

Brand

Chateau Haut Brion

Vintage

2016

Volume

750ml

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux FR

Appellation

Grape

Merlot

Maturity

To Keep

Expert Rating

RP-100, JS-100

Sweetness

Dry

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