Sonntag, 7. Juni 2015

HAUT BRION 2014 / en primeur

1er Grand Cru Classé, Pessac Leognan

Robert Parker / Neal Martin (93-95)      Drink 2019 - 2040

The Chateau Haut Brion 2014 is a blend of 50 % Merlot, 11% Cabernet 
Franc and 39% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between September 11 and 
October 10th. cropped at 42,9 hectoliters per hectare raised in 70% new
oak (Jean-Philippe Delmas has been lowering the new oak in recent 
vinatges.) The fruit seems a little "redder" than La Mission at this stage
with vibrant wild Strawberry, blackcurrant and pinch of dry tobacco, a 
hint of menthol, developing with time in the glass. The palate is medium 
bodied, with fine tannin, that tobaccor element becoming a little stronger
in the mouth, a little foursquare but like La Mission Haut-Brion, focusing
upon precision rather than power. Of course, a superb contribution to the
vintage, but I'd place my bets on the "Mish", at least on these barrel
tastings.



€ 329,00 / 0,75l. en primeur    (prior to available stock)
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Wine Advocate:                                93-95
Wine Spectator:                               95-98
Decanter:                                         18.75
Revue des Vins de France:             18-19
Bettane & Desseauve:                       95
René Gabriel:                                     19
Wine Enthusiast:                                97

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