2016 Chateau Haut-Brion - Pessac-Léognan 1er Grand Cru Classé - 1 Bottle (0.75L)

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2016 Chateau Haut-Brion - Pessac-Léognan 1er Grand Cru Classé - 1 Bottle (0.75L)
Red wine - France - 100/100 points, Robert Parker

1 bottle of Chateau Haut-Brion 2016

From pictured OWC - aiction for 1 bottle.

Perfect scores from almost all critics.

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Haut-Brion is blended of 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is at once profound and arresting, offering drop-dead gorgeous Morello cherries, lilacs and red rose scents with a core of Black Forest cake, warm blackcurrants and blueberry preserves plus wafts of sandalwood and underbrush. Medium-bodied, the elegantly crafted palate is completely packed with intense floral, mineral and cassis-laced flavors with a firm frame of very finely pixelated tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and achingly stunning. (LPB) (11/2018)

100 points Decanter
This has a little more reticence initially on the nose than La Mission, but after a few minutes the rich texture begins to reveal itself, with charcoal, tobacco, dark plum and damson fruits that are straining at the leash. It has hidden power and subtle oak toasting - this clearly feels no need to shout about its presence, but there will be plenty to discover over time. You can feel those tannins licking around your teeth, building up one layer at a time. A great wine En primeur that has settled into greatness. Drinking Window 2026-2046. (JA) (12/2018)

100 points James Suckling
Stunning black fruit with plenty of forest berries in there, the whole picture cool and very delicate, also on the concentrated and highly structured palate. The tannins are very fine-grained, but decisively austere and, together with the vibrant acidity, they propel the finish out towards infinity and leave a breathtaking final impression. A blend of 56 per cent merlot, 37.5 per cent cabernet sauvignon and 6.5 per cent cabernet franc. Very long aging potential, but you could try it in 2023. (2/2019)

100 points Vinous
The 2016 Haut-Brion is quite possibly even more magnificent from bottle than it was from barrel. Powerful and rich, yet not at all heavy, the 2016 is a wine of nearly indescribable beauty. Haut-Brion is often a thrilling wine, but it is rarely this finessed in its youth. Gravel, cure meat, tobacco and cedar are some of the many nuances that develop with air, but it is an extraordinary sense of harmony that really stands out. What a wine! (AG) (1/2019)

100 points Wine Enthusiast
Immensely tannic, this is a great Haut-Brion, one of the finest for many years. It shows the severe side of this estate, with a dense structure to match the powerful black fruits. Rich with berry flavors and lifted by enough acidity, the wine will age for many years. Drink from 2026. *Cellar Selection* (RV) (5/2019)

Combined shipment possible, refund by bank transfer.

Lot details
Mixed lot
No
Type
Red wine
Vintage
2016
Producer, Name of wine
Chateau Haut-Brion
Classification
1er Grand Cru Classé
Number of bottles
1
Bottle size
Bottle (0.75L)
Country
France
Region
Pessac-Léognan
Label Condition
Fully intact, readable label
Capsule/Cork condition
Fully intact metal capsule
Critic Score
100/100 points, Robert Parker
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