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    Chateau Haut Brion 1998
    Pessac-Leognan
    owc
    Bottle (12)
    "Deep crimson still. Although there is trademark Haut Brion underneath there is already beguiling tertiary perfume on top. There's a richness underneath. Warm and spicy and very charming. Acidity is noticeable. A lovely bouquet already. Dry finish - quite a bit of tannin still - one will hope that the fruit outlives the tannin...the first wine where I have wondered about this. The nose seems to be galloping ahead of the tannins, but on past performance it should be fine." (18pts JR, April 2008)

    "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." (96 pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #134, Apr. 2001)


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    May, 2011
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