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The purplish-red color is the first sign of this wine's concentration. When swirled in the glass, it displays a deep, warm, very ripe bouquet. 2009 Chateau Haut-Brion is full of flavor from the beginning to end. It is so rich and concentrated that we are tempted to use the word "thick." However, this thickness is in no way synonymous with heaviness thanks to a counterbalancing freshness. 2009 Chateau Haut-Brion is reminiscent of 2005 in terms of power, but is even more concentrated.
Robert ParkerRating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012