Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan6L 2014 BIN# HTBN146L
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Representative blend: 45% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. The second wine is Clarence de Haut Brion (previously Bahans Haut Brion).
Haut Brion is sited across the road from its sister property, La Mission Haut Brion. Both are within the southern suburbs of the city of Bordeaux, and surrounded by development on all sides. It is in part this very specific (and quite warm) microclimate which gives Haut Brion its unique taste - Havana tobacco, earth and spice. It can also be the most velvety and seductive of all the first growths, and to some extent remains underappreciated for its myriad subtleties and beauties.
Haut Brion has been owned by the American Clarence Dillon family since the 1930s.
Serena Sutcliffe, MW: 50% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc. A real woodsmoke and Havanas nose with huge complexity and dimension denoting true concentration on the vine. A fabulous mouthful of gummy black and red fruit, Cohiba flavours and ripe tannins. This reaches every corner of the palate with a texture of velvet curtains and a finish of the finest cigarboxes. An absolute star.
Jamie Ritchie: Serious, complex, multi-faceted nose of black fruits and tobacco. Fills the mouth with wonderful black cherry and blackcurrant that shows so many dimensions. Very complex, layered textures and flavors. Very rich fruit, balanced by ripe tannin and fresh acidity. This has all the ingredients, along with tremendous length and depth. A serious wine, but also a joyous wine. Will bring a smile to your face from the beginning to the end. An outstanding wine and definite candidate for wine of the vintage. This is at the very pinnacle of an incredibly impressive line-up from the team at Domaine Clarence Dillon. A “vin de garde” and a definite buy this year.