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Chateau Haut Brion Premier Grand Cru 2018

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Red
France
Year 2018
14.5% Alcohol
by Chateau Haut-Brion
About

Well prior to the 1855 classification of Bordeaux, Chateau Haut-Brion was renowned for its quality and style. In 1787, when Thomas Jefferson visited the region, he noted the quality of wines in the region, establishing his own hierarchy that placed Chateau Haut-Brion, Chateau Latour, Chateau Margaux and Chateau Lafite in a class of the own. Later, this group were given First Growth status, with Haut-Brion remaining the only estate outside of the Medoc to be awarded this honour.

The 2018 vintage comprises 48% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 40% Cabrenet Sauvignon and 1%v Petit Verdot.

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Lisa Perotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

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.

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James Suckling

The length and texture to this wine is so very impressive. It’s not so much the sheer power that is impressive here, rather the form, tension and exquisite form that the abundant, fine-grained tannins provide. It lasts for minutes on the palate. A classic beauty in the making.

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Jeb Dunnuck

The grand vin 2018 Haut-Brion (49.4% Merlot, 38.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc) is as deeply colored as its stablemate but has a darker, smoky bouquet of blackcurrants, roasted herbs, tobacco, and gravelly earth. Silky, polished, and ethereally textured on the palate, with beautiful tannins as well as mid-palate density, it's one of the most regal, classic wines in the vintage.

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