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    Chateau Haut Brion 1961
    Pessac-Leognan
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    "The dark garnet-colored 1961 Haut-Brion is pure perfection, with gloriously intense aromas of tobacco, cedar, chocolate, minerals, and sweet red and black fruits complemented by smoky wood. This has always been a prodigious effort (it was the debut vintage for Jean Delmas). It is extremely full-bodied, with layers of viscous, sweet fruit. This wine is akin to eating candy. Consistently an astonishing wine!" (100 pts. Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book 3rd Ed., Dec. 1997)

    "The 1961 Haut-Brion is a vintage that I have only come across on one occasion back in 2006. This bottle reaffirmed that it is one of the top wines of this epochal vintage. Juxtaposed against the 1989, I noticed that it is virtually the same in color and remains astonishingly youthful for its age. The bouquet rivets you to the spot. Every scent is perfectly placed, blackberry and hints of cassis, fleeting glimpses of crushed violet, sage, warm gravel and a light estuarine scent. The palate is endowed with quite a grippy, almost foreboding structure and yet there is enthralling symmetry. For certain, it is a masculine Haut-Brion whereby the Merlot is less expressive than the Cabernet Sauvignon, yet somehow it pulls off the feat of being sensual and refined. Does it have the captivating personality of the 1961 La Mission Haut-Brion tasted just three weeks earlier? Perhaps not... Yet, the 1961 Haut-Brion is more an impressive wine, one of stature and grandeur." (98 pts. Neal Martin, Vinous, Jun. 2018)


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