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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.
Robert Parker(From 1982 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 129
Wine Advocate(From 1982 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95
Wine Spectator(From 1982 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
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