2016

Château Haut-Brion

AOP - Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOC)

Château Haut-Brion

Description

2016 Château Haut-Brion 1er Grand Cru Classe
Pessac-Leognan AOC, Château Haut Brion 

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
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. James Suckling: 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.

Vinous:
The 2016 Haut-Brion is quite possibly even more magnificent from bottle than it was from barrel. Powerful and rich, yet not at all heavy, the 2016 is a wine of nearly indescribable beauty. Haut-Brion is often a thrilling wine, but it is rarely this finessed in its youth. Gravel, cure meat, tobacco and cedar are some of the many nuances that develop with air, but it is an extraordinary sense of harmony that really stands out.
What a wine! 

Product information

Category Wine
Color red
Taste Secco
Vintage 2016
Grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Bottle size 0,75 l
Bottle cap Natural cork
Quality level AOP - Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOC)
Origin Bordeaux (FR)
Alcoholic content 14% vol
Contains sulfites Yes
CHF 650.00 CHF 866.67/Liter
incl. VAT (Plus shipping costs)

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Rating

  • robertParker 100

  • jamesSuckling 100

  • wineEnthusiast 100

  • vinous 100

Producer

  • Château Haut-Brion
  • Frankreich / Bordeaux
  • Avenue Jean Jaurès 135
    33608 Pessac Cedex