Chateau Haut-Brion 1Er Cru Classe, Graves Bordeaux 1996 » $688.00 (✔in stock) | Cellarit
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Chateau Haut-Brion 1Er Cru Classe, Graves Bordeaux 1996 92 Wine Information Available 1 $688.00
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Winery:Chateau Haut-Brion

Winery Region:Pessac-Leognan

Wine Name:1Er Cru Classe, Graves





Robert Parker Rating:92

1996 Chateau Haut-Brion 1Er Cru Classe, Graves Bordeaux Red 750ml

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92 Points Robert Parker

The backward 1996 Haut-Brion was bottled in July, 1998. Even administrator Jean Delmas was surprised by how closed it was when I tasted it in January. Only 60% of the crop was utilized in the final blend, which was 50% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 11% Cabernet Franc. Out of barrel, this wine exhibited far more forthcoming aromatics as well as a sweeter mid-palate than it revealed from bottle. I had expected it to be more forward, and thus slightly down-graded the wine, although I am thrilled to own it and follow what appears to be a slow evolution. It will be a potentially long-lived wine. The 1996 exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, and a surprisingly tight bouquet. With aeration, notes of fresh tobacco, dried herbs, smoke, asphalt, and black fruits emerge ... but reluctantly. It is tannic and medium-bodied, with outstanding purity and a layered, multidimensional style. However, the finish contains abundant tannin, suggesting that this wine needs 5-8 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030.
Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. January, 1999

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