(From 2010 Vintage) Opaque purple color as well as a gorgeous perfume of scorched earth/burning embers, blueberries, black currant liqueur and crushed rocks. Full and opulent with nobility, finesse, purity and elegance,
One recognizes the familiar burnt fragrance along with traces of barrel wood, whiffs of damp earth and odors of ripe berries combining with the rich unctuosity of ripened banana.
In the mouth the volume is impressive with its grainy tannins sometimes showing silky and soft and then again as ever-present and firm.
The presence of these classic tannins obviate its enormous capacity to develop into a great vintage. Already a delicious wine the characteristic Haut-Brion trait showing tannins simultaneously soft and firm assure its lengthy, lingering, satisfying taste as it caresses the palate.
Robert Parker(From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2014
Wine Spectator(From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2010
Robert Parker(From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
Robert Parker(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
Robert Parker(From 1982 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 129