Robert Parker 96 | CellarTracker 95 | WineIsuppose 96
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It is fun to go back and forth between the 1995 and 1996, two superb vintages for Haut-Brion.
The 1995 seems to have sweeter tannin and a bit more fat and seamlessness when compared to the more structured and muscular 1996. Certainly 1995 was a vintage that the brilliant administrator Jean Delmas handled flawlessly. The result is a deep ruby/purple-colored wine with a tight but promising nose of burning wood embers intermixed with vanilla, spice box, earth, mineral, sweet cherry, black currant, plum-like fruit, medium to full body, a high level of ripe but sweet tannin, and a finish that goes on for a good 40-45 seconds.
This wine is just beginning to emerge from a very closed state where it was unyielding and backward.
| Robert Parker
|Region||France | Bordeaux | Pessac-Leognan|
|Bottle size||Standard bottle (0,75 liter)|
Bottles in perfect condition: Labels and capsules excellent. Levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
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