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6 Ratings
Chateau La Tour Haut Brion Pessac Leognan

Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(1999 Vintage) "The 1999 has put on weight since I tasted it last year. It is a sexy, open-knit, deep ruby-colored effort, exhibiting a smoky nose of melted asphalt, truffles, cassis, and tobacco, enticing sweetness on the attack, low acidity, and a smoky, ripe rich finish. Along with the 2000, 1999 is one of the two finest La Tour-Haut Brions produced under the new owners, who acquired the estate in 1983. Drink this captivating, complex Graves over the next 10-15 years."-Wine AdvocateChâteau La Tour-Haut-Bri...

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 91(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 132, May/June 2007 ($168-$225) Good deep ruby-red. Reticent nose showed some dark cherry with aeration. Densely packed but youthfully closed, even a bit austere today, offering hints of black raspberry and minerals. This is fairly tannic wine (the IPT is 72) but there's nothing hard about it. My sample gained in sweetness and texture with aeration, although its fruit character remained tightly wound. Give this...
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/05
  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 90-92 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 165