Chateau Haut-Brion 2011, Pessac-Leognan, France
PRESS: James Suckling - 96 points. "Lots of subtle redcurrant and berry character, with flowers and sweet tobacco on the nose. Full body, super-integrated tannins and a light shaved-chocolate, berry and cedar character. A decadence and beauty to this that wakes you up. Better in 2018."
Wine Spectatot, Robert Parker, Wine Enthusiast - 95 points.
Producer: Chateau Haut-Brion
Country Hierarchy: Bordeaux, France
Grape/Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red (55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc)
Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Wine Style: Red - Full Bodied
Winemaker Notes: Beautiful deep red color. Intense nose of very ripe black fruit with hints of cocoa beans. With aeration, complexity, smoky, licorice aromas so typical of Haut-Brion leap out of the glass. The first impression on the palate is very elegant. The wine then quickly builds up power, but not at the expense of smoothness, with rich tannin that blossoms into a beautiful long aftertaste with a great deal of flavor.