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Chateau Haut Brion 1998

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Country
france
Region
bordeaux
Type
RED
Producer
HAUT BRION
Grape
cabernet-franc, cabernet-sauvignon, merlot, petit-verdot
Vintage
1998
Alcohol
13%
Organic
wine

Tasting Notes

"As reported over the last two years, this is a prodigious Haut-Brion. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to a tight, but incredibly promising nose of smoke, earth, minerals, lead pencil, black currants, cherries, and spice. This full-bodied wine unfolds slowly, but convincingly on the palate, revealing a rich, multi-tiered, stunningly pure, symmetrical style with wonderful sweetness, ripe tannin, and a finish that lasts for nearly 45 seconds. It tastes like liquid nobility. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035." - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - 96 points.

More Info

'An incredibly rich and complex Haut Brion which could potentially equal the legendary 1989. Aromas of crushed berries, tobacco, lead, cinnamon, spice and wet earth follow through to a gorgeously caressing palate with big, velvety tannins and a long, delicious aftertaste. A triumph for the vintage.' James Suckling, Wine Spectator

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