Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan 1er Grand Cru Classé
Typically Haut Brion has a complex bouquet of ripe fruit, tobacco and mineral, earthy scents. Rich, ripe, medium to full-bodied and well structured. A wine that seems to balance power and elegance, richness and harmony perfectly.
Wine Spectator(1982 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Wine Advocate(1982 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95
Robert Parker(1982 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 129
International Wine Cellar(1982 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 103, July/August 2002 ($329-$450) Good medium amber-edge red. Flamboyant aromas of smoked meat, leather, truffle and burnished oak. Intensely flavored and penetrating, with strong acids giving the flavors terrific cut and grip. I get an impression of strong cabernet tannins. Drink now through 2020. 94. My second bottle showed even more extravagantly expressive aromas of hot stones, tobacco, minerals and marzip...
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 164 on Apr-06