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2008 Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan
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2008 Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan

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Coming joint second in our list of Left Bank First Growths in 2008 (along withMouton, with Ch. Latour in the lead) Ch. Haut-Brion seriously impressed us thisvintage. With a nose of dark, brambly spice this was evidently restrained butstill had layer upon layer of complex fruit character. The tannins wereassertive but coated in a fantastic ball of dark fruit that suggests they willmellow wonderfully with time. Only 35% of the total production went into theGrand Vin this year and with only 7,000 cases made, it is the smallestproduction since 1992. This is a rarity: buy up while you can.

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Coming joint second in our list of Left Bank First Growths in 2008 (along withMouton, with Ch. Latour in the lead) Ch. Haut-Brion seriously impressed us thisvintage. With a nose of dark, brambly spice this was evidently restrained butstill had layer upon layer of complex fruit character. The tannins wereassertive but coated in a fantastic ball of dark fruit that suggests they willmellow wonderfully with time. Only 35% of the total production went into theGrand Vin this year and with only 7,000 cases made, it is the smallestproduction since 1992. This is a rarity: buy up while you can.

Expert Reviews
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    Jancis review: Really powerful dark purple colour. Minerals and lightness of touch on thenose. The most solid red from this stable but a little muted at this stage.Very firm, even slightly austere Cabernet tannins and pretty drying on thefinish. Far from opulent. Needs, like La Mission, to put on a bit of flesh.Medium persistence. Impressive purity of fruit.(Jancis Robinson MW - jancisrobinson.com - Apr 09)