Château Haut Brion rouge 1st GCC

Château Haut Brion rouge 1st GCC

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Product Description

Appellation Pessac-Léognan
Vineyard Size 48 ha
Color Red
Grape Varieties 45% of Merlot, 44% of Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% of Cabernet Franc and 1% of Petit Verdot
Vintage 1998
Bottle Size (Cl) 75
Type of Soil Gravelly soil with sandy and clayey subsoil
Production from 10,000 to 12,000 boxes
Vinification Hand harvesting in crates 
Barrel aging for 18-22 months (80% new oak)
Type Very classic dense color, very beautiful and rich complexity.
Service Temp 17-18°C
Ideally Consuming Period from now to 2035
Food & Wine Pairing Terrine of calf sweetbread, Guinea fowl in oven, Roasted goose with potatoes, Breast of duck, Roasted flank beef steak with fries, Turbot with poultry liver, Saint Albray cheese, Camembert cheese

Very classic deep, dense color. Although slightly closed, the nose discovers a handsome complexity and immense richness. The whole evolves with an evident softness where a mixture of the suaveness and inky depth of a seasoned Porto comes to mind. The slightly caramelized ripe fruit melds its hint of wood with the more obvious notes of roasted coffee and cacao. The tannin is superb and still dense. Altogether one finds volume with a rich promise of intensity to come. A very good year that one should patiently wait for.

Robert Parker : 96/100 
Wine Spectator : 97/100
Stephen Tanzer : 94/100 
Jancis Robinson : 19/20 
La Revue du Vin de France : 19/20
Bettane + Desseauve : 19,5/20