This wine is a deep purplish-red in the glass, with brilliant highlights. Initially slightly reserved on the nose, it develops a fascinating complexity on aeration. Fresh red-berry fruit is accented by hints of warmer aromas, such as cocoa. The initial impression is very soft and soothing on the palate, but the tannic structure gradually affirms its presence, combining firmness with great finesse. This wine confirms the assessment from recent vintages that Le Chance de Haut-Brion can certainly be considered a graet wine.
Robert ParkerRating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/21/2011