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2018 Chateau Haut Brion Futures 375mL (97-99+ WA)

Sku 216580
  • Appellation Pessac-leognan/graves
  • Country France
  • Producer Chateau Haut Brion
  • Size 375 Ml
  • Special Designation Futures
  • Varietal Bordeaux Blend
  • Vintage 2018
  • Wine Type Red
  • Product Wine Imported
$279.00
$279.00
You must order Futures separately.
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  • 97-99+ Wine Advocate Notes

    The 2018 Haut-Brion is a blend of 49.4% Merlot, 38.7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11.9% Cabernet Franc, harvested September 6 to October 2. Deep purple-black in color, it is much more closed than the La Mission. It holds back for the first few minutes, reticent to reveal what slowly uncoils to give wave after wave of exotic spicescardamom, cassis, star anise and fenugreekover an opulent core of red roses, Black Forest cake, warm cassis and black raspberries with nuances of cigar box, crushed rocks, truffles, tilled black soil, iron ore and smoked meats. The full-bodied palate is truly profound, with restrained black fruit and spice layers slowly offering mineral sparks and savory suggestions within a rock-solid frame of firm, super fine-grained tannins and beautiful freshness, finishing with epic length and depth. This will take longer to come around than the La Mission, but it will be well worth the wait. LP-04/2019

  • 93-96 Vinous Notes

    The 2018 Haut-Brion is a regal wine. Creamy, soft and inviting, the 2018 is one of the more open-knit young Haut-Brions I can remember tasting. Cedar, tobacco, smoke, licorice, grilled herbs, leather and menthol are nicely layered in the glass. In 2018, Haut-Brion is almost shockingly elegant at this very early stage. There is plenty of tannin, but it is totally woven into the wine's fabric. In 2018, the blend is 49.4% Merlot, 38.7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11.9% Cabernet Franc. AG-04/2019

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