Rich, dense purple with violet and almost black reflections. Discreet, fine bouquet, tobacco, rosewood notes, cedars, traces of floral shimmer, seems delicate but lacks pressure - from the vintage template. Already the nose does not like to keep up with other, really great Haut-Brion vintages (for example 1989 & 2005). On the palate dense, fine meat rations, discreetly friable tannins, balanced but still demanding astringency. Somehow the music for the great vintage concert is missing here in direct comparison to its rivals in the same price category.
Grape variety: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Alcohol content: 14% Vol.
Allergen information: Contains sulfites
Bottler, Importer: Château Haut-Brion, 135 Avenue Jean Jaurès, F-33600 Pessac