Every time I taste this I love it. What a nose with black truffles and raspberries with flowers. Insanely rich yet subtle. Full-bodied, with ultra fine tannins and a length that goes on forever. Super structured and intense. This is very closed now. Don't
This enormous young wine is among the most backward of the vintage at this early stage, with iron-clad grip holding the broad, deep core of blackberry, cassis and roasted fig notes in check for now. The finish is a torrent of dense, almost compressed laye
What a blockbuster effort! Atypically powerful, one day, the 2009 Haut-Brion may be considered to be the 21st century version of the 1959. It is an extraordinarily complex, concentrated effort made from a blend of 46% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14
Solid, very structured, packed with dense and dry tannins. There is a core of acidity and darkness that gives the wine a brooding, powerful character. At this stage, it seems austere although it does have the weight of fruit typical of the year.
Mid ruby. Pretty restrained on the nose. Lots of alcohol on the palate, very savoury, austere fruit. Lacking generosity and pleasure. Oak is subtle but unintegrated. A bit of a mess.
The Haut-Brion is closed now with very little aromatics coming through. There is gorgeous velvety, firm tannins and finely-grained texture with flavours that peep through in the long finish. Keep this for at least 10+ years before approaching.~Jeannie Cho Lee tasted in 2013