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2016 Château Haut-Brion

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

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated arrival is Fall 2019. help
 
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PRICE:
$2,205.00 per Double Magnum (3L)

SIZE:
3L d-mag

AVAILABLE:
4 Double Magnums (3L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"This is a monument for Haut-Brion and reminds me of the great 1998 but in a modern and bright style. Full-bodied, very tannic and superbly structured yet always agile and vivid. Its energy and dynamic nature grabs you by the shoulder and tells you it’s great. Staggeringly precise. It can’t get better than this, can it?" JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/04/2017)

Rating: 100-100


"The 2016 Haut Brion is a blend of 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 19 September and 13 October. Jean-Philippe Delmas told me that this represents a touch more Merlot than last year's vintage. It clearly has a more powerful and intense bouquet compared to the La Mission Haut-Brion, although maybe not the same killer level of detail and delineation. The palate is beautifully balanced with arching tannins that insistently grip the mouth. There are layers of black fruit, minerals, sea salt and a touch of crushed violets. Unlike the 2015 Haut-Brion, this is more linear, stricter and you could argue more nimble on its toes. Yet maybe it does not quite have the same depth and labyrinthine complexity that made the 2015 such an astonishing wine. Nevertheless, this 2016 is not far behind and it will be fascinating to compare in the future." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230
(WA, 04/28/2017)

Rating: 97-99
Drink from: 2026-2070


"Red- and black-fruit ripe, restrained and subtly mineral; beautifully balanced, rich, concentrated, fresh, and finely tannic; sweet, graceful, ample, long and flowing, polished, subtle and very complex; a wine of great length of flavor, combining considerable matter and great freshness; grand without being particularly large, mouth-coatingly aromatic, full of grace and with splendid, sweet-cored persistence. Just a hint of alcoholic warmth, but otherwise the classic refined, delicate, absolutely harmonious Haut Brion. Lovely wine." Michael Schuster, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 56
(WFW, 04/01/2017)

Rating: 96-98
Drink from: 2030-2050+


"The 2016 Haut-Brion is shaping up to be one of the jewels of the vintage. Towering, powerful and intense, the 2016 is marvelously complete in all of its dimensions. Gravel, bacon fat, black cherry, smoke, leather and licorice are all pushed forward. The 2016 is quite rich, but never heavy. It is especially polished, even understated Haut Brion built more on finesse than power." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/01/2017)

Rating: 95-98


"Even deeper colour than La Mission. Broad and spicy and very rich and a compote of warm bricks. (La Mission is more muscular and obviously tannic.) Firm and not over the top. Prances. Transparent and very much Haut-Brion." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/21/2017)

Rating: 19
Drink from: 2028-2050


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