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2010 Château Haut-Brion

Graves, Pessac-Léognan, 1er cru classé
(OWC)

ex-château; recent library release help
 
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PRICE:
$11,028.00 per Case of Bottles

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
1 case of Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"As for the 2010 Haut-Brion, it does not have the power of Latour's 2010 or the intense lead pencil shavings and chocolaty component of Lafite-Rothschild, but it is extraordinary, perfect wine. It has a slightly lower pH than the 2009 (3.7 versus the 2009's 3.8), and even higher alcohol than the 2009 (14.6%). The wine is ethereal. From its dense purple color to its incredibly subtle but striking aromatics that build incrementally, offering up a spectacular smorgasbord of aromas ranging from charcoal and camphor to black currant and blueberry liqueur and spring flowers, this wine's finesse, elegant yet noble power and authority come through in a compelling fashion. It is full-bodied, but that's only apparent in the aftertaste, as the wine seems to float across the palate with remarkable sweetness, harmony, and the integration of all its component parts - alcohol, tannin, acidity, wood, etc. This prodigious Haut-Brion is hard to compare to another vintage, at least right now, but it should have 50 to 75 years of aging potential. Anticipated maturity: 2022-2065+. Kudos to the team at Haut-Brion and to the proprietors, the Dillon family, who are now represented admirably and meticulously by Prince Robert of Luxembourg. He has made some changes, and all of them seem to have resulted in dramatic improvements to what was already an astonishing group of wines." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #205
(WA, 02/01/2013)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2022-2065


"Sappy, tongue-coating pastis, blackberry coulis and loganberry fruit starts this huge wine off, followed by a parade of licorice snap, violet, tar, black tea, roasted alder, wood spice and steeped black cherry fruit notes. A beam of pure cassis drives through this version, and the finish pulls everything together with a mouthwatering brambly edge that should soften slowly over time. A riveting display of brawny power, unbridled energy and high-level terroir. Best from 2020 through 2040." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2013)

Rating: 99
Drink from: 2020-2040


"Good full ruby-red. Complex, expressive, very showy aromas and flavors of cassis, menthol, smoke and tobacco complemented by violet, milk chocolate and sweet spices. Fat, sweet and concentrated in the mouth, with an almost liqueur-like ripeness to its highly concentrated, palate-saturating flavors. Finishes ripe and savory, with huge but plush tannins and lingering notes of blueberry and minerals." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2013)

Rating: 98+


"This is very spicy with dried mushroom aromas with dark fruits and plum undertones. Sweet tobacco as well. This is full-bodied, with lots of tannins that are chewy and firm. This is muscular for HB and flexing it. Try in 2020." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/03/2013)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2020


"Tasted blind. Lustrous crimson. Quite a subtle nose and obviously pretty youthful. Rich and perfumed. Very seductive. Broad, polished start and then very glossy texture with fine sandy tannins on the finish. Obviously top-quality wine." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 09/21/2018)

Rating: 18.5
Drink from: 2021-2042


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