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2005 Château Haut-Brion

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

Earliest anticipated arrival is January 2020; ex-château; recent library release help
 
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PRICE:
$5,430.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
20 groups

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The mineral-laced 2005 Haut Brion (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) is exquisite. With its elegance and finesse, it is not as powerful as La Mission, but the nobility and complexity of the aromatics, incredible fragrance (subtle smoke and blue, red, and black fruits) that persists in the glass, full-bodied mouthfeel (though very light and delicate on its feet), and incredible length characterize this great Haut-Brion. It is just starting to drink well, and should continue to do so for at least another three decades. It is a tour de force in winemaking, but only 9,000 cases were produced." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #219
(WA, 06/28/2015)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2015-2045


"This is incredible on the nose, showing coffee cake, blackberry, floral, coffee bean and vanilla bean, with Chinese spices. A very complex, full-bodied red, with seamless, hyperpolished tannins that caress every millimeter of the palate. Lasts for minutes. So beautifully balanced, I'm left speechless. Is it even better than the 1989? Best after 2017. 9,080 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2008)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2017


"One of my wines of the night, the 2005 Haut-Brion is stratospheric. Remarkably vivid and nuanced, the 2005 presents a compelling mélange of dark flavors laced with the savory/mineral notes that are so typical of Haut-Brion. The 2005 is a thrill to follow in the glass, as it continually reveals new shades of its personality, something I consider a common attribute among all of the world's truly great wines. The dense, explosive finish points to a very bright future. Readers who own the 2005 should be thrilled, as it is truly magnificent." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 11/01/2015)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2020-2055


"Bright ruby-red. Wonderfully expressive nose combines black raspberry, mocha, hot stones, caramel and tobacco. Lush, fat and full but with terrific definition and suavity to its extravagantly dense black raspberry, stone and licorice flavors. As large-scaled as this is, it's not at all overly sweet. Expands impressively on the back half, finishing with substantial tannins that are thoroughly covered by fruit. A great vintage for Haut-Brion." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2008)

Rating: 97


"Tasted blind. Exotic, voluptuous nose. Rich and velvety. Arguably over the top but pretty damned glorious really. Still masses of tannins but this could be a very ambitious left bank first!" JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 02/23/2017)

Rating: 18+
Drink from: 2020-2050


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