Chateau Haut-Brion 2018

Chateau Haut-Brion 2018
Arrival in 2021
 
Arrival in 2021
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Parker : 97-99+ / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2018 Haut-Brion is a blend of 49.4% Merlot, 38.7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11.9% Cabernet Franc, harvested September 6 to October 2. Deep purple-black in color, it is much more closed than the La Mission. It holds back for the first few minutes, reticent to reveal what slowly uncoils to give wave after wave of exotic spices--cardamom, cassis, star anise and fenugreek--over an opulent core of red roses, Black Forest cake, warm cassis and black raspberries with nuances of cigar box, crushed rocks, truffles, tilled black soil, iron ore and smoked meats. The full-bodied palate is truly profound, with restrained black fruit and spice layers slowly offering mineral sparks and savory suggestions within a rock-solid frame of firm, super fine-grained tannins and beautiful freshness, finishing with epic length and depth. This will take longer to come around than the La Mission, but it will be well worth the wait.
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
18

J. Suckling
98-99

Vinous - A. Galloni
93-96

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Haut-Brion

Classification
Classified First Growth

Parker
97-99+

Allergens
Contains sulfites