Chateau Haut-Brion 2011, Pessac-Leognan, France

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

    Region/Appellation: Pessac-Leognan 
    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.