Château Haut-Brion 2016 Bordeaux  1500 mL bottle VINTAGES

Château Haut-Brion 2016 Bordeaux 1500 mL bottle VINTAGES

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The 2016 Haut Brion is a blend of 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 19 September and 13 October. Jean-Philippe Delmas told me that this represents a touch more Merlot than last year's vintage. It clearly has a more powerful and intense bouquet compared to the La Mission Haut-Brion, although maybe not the same killer level of detail and delineation. The palate is beautifully balanced with arching tannins that insistently grip the mouth. There are layers of black fruit, minerals, sea salt and a touch of crushed violets. Unlike the 2015 Haut-Brion, this is more linear, stricter and you could argue more nimble on its toes. Yet maybe it does not quite have the same depth and labyrinthine complexity that made the 2015 such an astonishing wine. Nevertheless, this 2016 is not far behind and it will be fascinating to compare in the future. Drink Date: 2026-2070. Score - 97-99. (Neal Martin, robertparker.com)

1500 mL bottle

Alcohol/Vol:13%

Made In: Bordeaux, France

By: Nath. Johnston & Fils

Sweetness Descriptor:XD - Extra Dry

Varietal: Bordeaux