This is a delicious dessert wine from France.
Delicious right out of the bottle and much better after an hour of airtime.
Showing oranges, tangerines, honey, ripen apples, Indian spices, pears, light tropical fruits, peaches and white pepper.
Full-bodied with high acidity and well balanced. Rich and extracted.
Showing nice complexity with a nice buttery mouthfeel.
Delicious and engaging.
Will age nicely in the next 20 to 30 years.
Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.
I had it all by itself as a dessert.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
94 points. — 10 days ago
This is what classic Bordeaux is all about. Perfume of tobacco, leather and cassis gives way to fully resolved tannins in the palate. Good acidity, leather, tobacco and cassis/currants on the palate finish super long. Haut Brion is always amazing and this bottle is definitely near or at its peak. — a day ago
Just perfect whether a 1/2 or a full bottle. Primary taste of white flowers, lychee, peach and pineapple. Perfect acidity, bitterness and off sweet. Now 10 to 15 years waiting for these secondary tastes to develop. Quite a challenge to not touch something this good earlier. — 2 days ago
This wine completes my ‘01 - ‘04 vertical and was the best of the four! Not sure what wine others were drinking but this rocked!
45+ minute decant. Dark red color with a brownish rim. Nose had massive cedar and dark cherries. Medium plus depth filled with wood, graphite, licorice, and cherries. Refined and very elegant texture. Close to prime drinking age, but has some years left. Medium finish.
Miss London and these great Bordeaux. I need to reduce the Napa Cab in my cellar more in favor of these. — 8 days ago
Second label (Domaine de Chevalier) Graves Red Blend. (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 5% Petite Verdot). Deep purple color. Dark berry aromas and flavors. Hints of cedar, licorice, minerals and baking spices. Round and silky. Long finish. Well structured. Great value. — 6 days ago