Chateau Haut Brion 2012 – 75cl
$850 – $4,776
The oldest of the Bordeaux classed growths, the inventor of a new style of wine in the seventeenth century, the world’s first luxury brand.. Whenever Chateau Haut-Brion is mentioned, one quickly runs out of superlatives. this wine is the embodiment of five centuries of tradition and plays a pivotal role in the worldwide history of wine.
The initial impression is one of a certain discretion and even restraint the prerogative of any person with self-confidence. at every swirl, you discover new aromas, which build up into great complexity. The terroir is expressed in the wine through s unique signature with an empyreumatic bouquet (Havana cigars, chocolate, roasting, and cedar wood and so on). The attack has the same restraint with precise, exceedingly soft tannins. But the power of this wine is revealed in the surprising long mid-palate and even longer finish. This aromatic persistence is the prerogative of very great origins.
The 2012 Haut-Brion has an open and generous bouquet with blackcurrant pastille, cassis and briary aromas the exude very pure Merlot. The palate is medium-bodied with a sumptuous opening that is rare in 2012: rounded and generous, caressing in the mouth with black plum and blackcurrant towards the finish, residues of truffle and white pepper lingering on the aftertaste that turn very savory after 15 minutes—bacon fat or Italian cured meats. There is a lot to love about this Haut-Brion.