Château Les Carmes Haut Brion

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion

'Le C des Carmes' Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

This is a great bottle of Bordeaux. Very approchable wine with a superb nose.
Medium body, soft, fresh, floral and elegant. Nose of cedar oak, smoke, tobacco, herbs, earth and some leather. Beautiful fine tannins, the vibrant acidity makes it very drinkable and a crowdpleaser. Some tart red fruit and spices. 13% alc. More please…yum!
— 8 days ago

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I hope still a pending delivery for me? 😜

Château Haut-Brion

Le Clarence de Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Very special vintage second growth Boudreaux with captivating nose of red rose petals, so apparent I can feel them! Pallet is beautiful: exquisitely balanced, full, lengthy finish, crowd pleaser. — 7 days ago

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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

clean and intense. Deep fruit. Very good — 4 days ago

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Chateau Bahans Haut-Brion

Pessac-Leognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

One of the great 2nd wines of first growths in Bordeaux. Dark rubi robe, elegant nose with blackcurrant and flowery notes, medium bodied with silky tannins. Not obvious its 24 years old, great now. — 3 months ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

2003 vintage. To infinity and beyond. Throwing a vintage portesque amount of sed. In the nose, post-rain earth, dried shrooms, infinitesimal hint of milk chocolate. Light-medium bod. Maan…did that finish, Cranberries-style, linger. Do you have to do you have to bring that much cedar and chocolate-covered espresso bean to the show? At the top of the bell curve and would seem to effortlessly have another decade double-parked there. Imho, consistently shows the best of the 1st growths with the least. Courtesy of @Bill Bender — 7 days ago

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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Grand Premier Cru Bordeaux 1962

Still quite lean and angular. Hi toned red fruit. Excellent with green notes and tobacco. Very good, but not lush enough for now palate — 4 days ago

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Château La Tour Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

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Dark brown/ ruby in color with a wide brick rim.

On the nose blackberries, plums, oak, earth, vegetables, wet leaves, herbs, black pepper, forest floor and light metals.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, earth, tobacco leaf, vegetable and black pepper.

Short finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

I'm pretty sure I would have liked it much better 10 years ago, but this 40 year old Bordeaux is still drinking very nicely. So nice to see that.

I did not decant it, and it didn't last for more than an hour. After 15 minutes of airtime, tannins show up and bring more structure to the wine.

This gem is from the great 1982 vintage, and drinking these kind of wines is always a great experience. It's like a history book in a glass.

Thank you John for sharing this with me.

Really enjoyed it by itself, and paired very nicely with a stinky Camembert cheese.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels for over a year.

12% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$500.
— 2 months ago

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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

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9.5

When I purchased this five years ago, it was without a doubt the nicest bottle of Bordeaux I owned. 2001 was a good vintage for certain producers, and with Haut Brion being my favorite first growth, I wanted to have one of these with some age to see how they evolve. I slow ox’ed for 1-2hrs, consumed from bottle over the next three hours, and saved the last quarter for the next day.

Amongst quite a few first growths (and a ‘94 and ‘04 Haut Brion) this held its own. Compared to HB, it doesn’t have that brooding power and deep fruit core as intensely, but it wasn’t too far behind. More red fruit/black cherry than the dominant black I normally get with HB. Potpourri, baked black cherries, and cherry pipe tobacco showed strong on both days. No reductive funk to blow off. Faint notes of mocha, scorched earth and peppered strip, but it meshes with the cassis and grippy herbal tannic finish. What I didn’t expect was how vibrant the acidity was on both days. A beautiful example of high quality Bordeaux, and one I wish I had more of.
— 6 days ago

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My fav is Cos D Estournel.

Château Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1978

Intense old cow leather, silken mouth feel, tawny dark. Pretty great and my first HB looking forward to more! At Le Chat Botté — 4 days ago

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

On its way out, but it’s pure Bordeaux! Completely drinkable and notes if leather, tobacco and olive on the end pallet. Was perfect 5 years ago!! — a month ago