Château Haut-Brion 2016

Bordeaux

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  533802
$1,178.85
RP
97-99
Château Haut-Brion 2016 from LCBO
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    The 2016 Haut Brion is a blend of 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 19 September and 13 October. Jean-Philippe Delmas told me that this represents a touch more Merlot than last year's vintage. It clearly has a more powerful and intense bouquet compared to the La Mission Haut-Brion, although maybe not the same killer level of detail and delineation. The palate is beautifully balanced with arching tannins that insistently grip the mouth. There are layers of black fruit, minerals, sea salt and a touch of crushed violets. Unlike the 2015 Haut-Brion, this is more linear, stricter and you could argue more nimble on its toes. Yet maybe it does not quite have the same depth and labyrinthine complexity that made the 2015 such an astonishing wine. Nevertheless, this 2016 is not far behind and it will be fascinating to compare in the future. Drink Date: 2026-2070. Score - 97-99. (Neal Martin, robertparker.com)

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    April 1, 2019
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    13%
    Made In:
    Bordeaux, France
    By:
    Joanne Bordeaux
    Sugar Content:
    4 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Varietal:
    Bordeaux

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    April 1, 2019
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    13%
    Made In:
    Bordeaux, France
    By:
    Joanne Bordeaux
    Sugar Content:
    4 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Varietal:
    Bordeaux