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    Chateau Haut Brion 1959
    1(3.75cm), 1lbsl, 3bsl, 1sdc, 1 Nicolas stamp
    Bottle (6)
    "Deep ruby with brick rim. Lightweight nose that is sweet rather than subtle. A simple wine with no rough edges but no layers. Opened up in the glass however to something sweet and rather charmingly mushroomy. Bit of brown sugar. Very dry finish but there is real quality here." (17pts JR, Oct 2005)

    "The 1959, which is certainly less evolved than the 1961, gets my nod as slightly superior to the full-blown, mature 1961. The 1959 offers a spectacular, rich, garnet/plummy color, a magnificent bouquet of roasted chestnuts, sweet, jammy, black-cherry, and raspberry fruit, and an intense, mineral, chocolate, coffee aroma. Super-concentrated, with layer upon layer of fat, supple, jammy fruit, a voluptuous texture, and a sweet, long, heady finish..." (98 pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #95, Oct. 1994)

    "The 1959 Haut-Brion is, in my view, the most moving of the utterly profound wines on the table. Ripe and flamboyant, the 1959 races across the palate with kirsch, mint, licorice and tobacco, all in an unctuous, flashy style that captivates all the senses. A darker and more voluptuous version of the 1961, the 1959 has it all. Layered and sweet on the palate, with fabulous depth and breathtaking complexity, the 1959 boasts superb polish, a long, seamless finish and tremendous harmony. At times, the 1959 exhibits an almost Burgundian-like sense of finesse and lightness on the palate. Quite simply, this is as good as it gets. The 1959 shows no signs of fading; rather it is likely to gradually lose intensity over the next 10-15 years, although it may last well beyond that. I wasn’t born when the 1959 was made, so I can only imagine what it must have tasted like as a young wine. Even today, it is incredibly rich. In a word: unforgettable." (100 pts. Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Dec. 2014)

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    6th Friday
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