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2016 Chateau Haut Brion Futures 750mL

Sku 200969
  • Appellation Pessac-leognan/graves
  • Country France
  • Producer Chateau Haut Brion
  • Size 750 Ml
  • Special Designation Futures
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux
  • Vintage 2016
  • Wine Type Red
  • Product Wine Imported
$600.00
$600.00
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  • 97-99 Wine Advocate Notes

    The 2016 Haut Brion is a blend of 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 19 September and 13 October. Jean-Philippe Delmas told me that this represents a touch more Merlot than last year's vintage. It clearly has a more powerful and intense bouquet compared to the La Mission Haut-Brion, although maybe not the same killer level of detail and delineation. The palate is beautifully balanced with arching tannins that insistently grip the mouth. There are layers of black fruit, minerals, sea salt and a touch of crushed violets. Unlike the 2015 Haut-Brion, this is more linear, stricter and you could argue more nimble on its toes. Yet maybe it does not quite have the same depth and labyrinthine complexity that made the 2015 such an astonishing wine. Nevertheless, this 2016 is not far behind and it will be fascinating to compare in the future. -Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

  • 100 Vinous Notes

    The 2016 Haut-Brion is quite possibly even more magnificent from bottle than it was from barrel. Powerful and rich, yet not at all heavy, the 2016 is a wine of nearly indescribable beauty. Haut-Brion is often a thrilling wine, but it is rarely this finessed in its youth. Gravel, cure meat, tobacco and cedar are some of the many nuances that develop with air, but it is an extraordinary sense of harmony that really stands out. What a wine! -Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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