Chateau Haut Brion 2014 – 75cl
$788 – $4,492
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 Haut Brion exudes more red fruit than La Mission Haut Brion, adorned with wild strawberry, bilberry, tobacco and again, just that hint of menthol in the background. The palate is very fresh and taut on the entry. The acidity is very nicely pitched and there is a touch of marmalade and blood orange that is tangible at the back of the mouth. There is real frisson to this Haut Brion, not quite as seductive and as smooth as its sibling over the road, but very persistent in the mouth.