(2003 Vintage) 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.
WA95 NM Drink 2012-2034 Medium to deep garnet colour. The nose is still a little mute giving a moderate intensity of youthful aromas: ripe plums, cassis, Chinese five spice, moss and a fair amount of cedar. Oak tannins seem to dominate the structure contributing to the taut astringency of the palate yet there is a good amount of ripe berry and earthy fruit plus medium acidity to balance. Long earthy finish. Drink 2012 to 2034. Tasted February 2009.
Wine SpectatorRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/07
Wine AdvocateRating: (87-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06
International Wine CellarRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-06
Wine AdvocateRating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06