Incredible depth of color rim to rim without variation. Inky. Showing slight brick under strong light. Nose of rye toast, tobacco, turned earth, black cherry, oak bark, crumbly roses, dried lavender, and sage. Descriptors do not do justice to the seamless whole of the smells, which are sewn together with espresso and bay leaf, allspice and forest notes. Smooth and silky tannins slip over medium mouthfeel of dried mushroom and graphite, re-emerge as round textural tapestries, filled with candle smoke, dark, rich cherry and ripe black currants. A stunner that needed days of exposure to fully emerge. Enticing and exquisite.
#chateauhautbrion #hautbrion #premiergrandcruclassé #2009 #pessacléognan #graves #bordeaux #leftbankbordeaux #leftbank #grandcruclasséde1855 — 3 days ago
Still young, weird to say that about a 21 year old wine… — 3 months ago
Very nice wine from La Mission. Decanted 3 hours which I’d suggest - at cork pop it was a bit woody. Bit less acid than I was hoping, and actually ever so slightly disjointed. But still delicious and just a beautiful pairing with some nice ribeye. Aromatically very nice but the palate could be more together and present. — 15 days ago
Nose: Medium aromas of Lemon Peel, Wax and hints of Floral.
Palate: Dry. Medium Acidity. Low Tannin. Medium Body. Pronounced Flavour Intensity of Honey Suckle, Vanilla and Apple Pears. Medium Finish of Juicy Apple Pears. — 2 months ago
Delicious quality for price — 3 months ago
Initial access with Coravin was reflecting the age but about a week after it really showed it’s true potential. Really outstanding but might want to hold onto it for 5-10 years — a month ago
Rich, fruity, white flower. 2019 @, , 230707 — 3 months ago