Chateau Haut Brion Premier Grand Cru Classe 2016 Chateau Haut Brion Premier Grand Cru Classe 2016

$1,495.00
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  • 100 points, Wine Advocate
  • 100 points, Vinous
  • 100 points, James Suckling
  • 100 points, Decanter
  • 19/20, Jancis Robinson

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate: 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc. The nose is at once profound and arresting, offering drop-dead gorgeous Morello cherries, lilacs and red rose scents with a core of Black Forest cake, warm blackcurrants and blueberry preserves plus wafts of sandalwood and underbrush. Medium-bodied, the elegantly crafted palate is completely packed with intense floral, mineral and cassis-laced flavours with a firm frame of very finely pixelated tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and achingly stunning. 100pts, drink N-2075

Antonio Galloni, Vinous: 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, cured 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! 100pts, drink 2026-66

Neal Martin, Vinous: Has a beguiling sense of purity on the nose, which features scents of blackberry, crushed violet petals, hints of dark chocolate and even a suggestion of fresh fig. Underneath all this is a seam of mineralité that becomes more conspicuous with aeration, tightening everything up. The palate is medium-bodied with filigreed tannin, a satiny texture, perfect acidity and incredible harmony. Everything here is in the right place. Quite sensual in style, conveying an enthralling sense of delineation on the long finish. About as good as you will find in this vintage. 99pts, drink 2026-80

Jamessuckling.com: Stunning black fruit with plenty of forest berries, the whole picture cool and very delicate, also on the concentrated and highly structured palate. The tannins are very fine-grained but decisively austere and, together with the vibrant acidity, they propel the finish out towards infinity and leave a breathtaking final impression. Very long ageing potential but you could try it in 2023. 100pts

Jane Anson, Decanter: This has a little more reticence initially on the nose than La Mission, but after a few minutes the rich texture begins to reveal itself, with charcoal, tobacco, dark plum and damson fruits that are straining at the leash. It has hidden power and subtle oak toasting – this clearly feels no need to shout about its presence, but there will be plenty to discover over time. You can feel those tannins licking around your teeth, building up one layer at a time. A great wine en primeur that has settled into greatness. 100pts, drink 2026-46

Jancis Robinson: Broad and spicy and very rich and a compote of warm bricks. Firm and not over the top. Prances. Transparent and very much Haut-Brion. 19pts, drink 2028-50

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  • 100 points, Wine Advocate
  • 100 points, Vinous
  • 100 points, James Suckling
  • 100 points, Decanter
  • 19/20, Jancis Robinson

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate: 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc. The nose is at once profound and arresting, offering drop-dead gorgeous Morello cherries, lilacs and red rose scents with a core of Black Forest cake, warm blackcurrants and blueberry preserves plus wafts of sandalwood and underbrush. Medium-bodied, the elegantly crafted palate is completely packed with intense floral, mineral and cassis-laced flavours with a firm frame of very finely pixelated tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and achingly stunning. 100pts, drink N-2075

Antonio Galloni, Vinous: 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, cured 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! 100pts, drink 2026-66

Neal Martin, Vinous: Has a beguiling sense of purity on the nose, which features scents of blackberry, crushed violet petals, hints of dark chocolate and even a suggestion of fresh fig. Underneath all this is a seam of mineralité that becomes more conspicuous with aeration, tightening everything up. The palate is medium-bodied with filigreed tannin, a satiny texture, perfect acidity and incredible harmony. Everything here is in the right place. Quite sensual in style, conveying an enthralling sense of delineation on the long finish. About as good as you will find in this vintage. 99pts, drink 2026-80

Jamessuckling.com: Stunning black fruit with plenty of forest berries, the whole picture cool and very delicate, also on the concentrated and highly structured palate. The tannins are very fine-grained but decisively austere and, together with the vibrant acidity, they propel the finish out towards infinity and leave a breathtaking final impression. Very long ageing potential but you could try it in 2023. 100pts

Jane Anson, Decanter: This has a little more reticence initially on the nose than La Mission, but after a few minutes the rich texture begins to reveal itself, with charcoal, tobacco, dark plum and damson fruits that are straining at the leash. It has hidden power and subtle oak toasting – this clearly feels no need to shout about its presence, but there will be plenty to discover over time. You can feel those tannins licking around your teeth, building up one layer at a time. A great wine en primeur that has settled into greatness. 100pts, drink 2026-46

Jancis Robinson: Broad and spicy and very rich and a compote of warm bricks. Firm and not over the top. Prances. Transparent and very much Haut-Brion. 19pts, drink 2028-50

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  • 100 points, Wine Advocate
  • 100 points, Vinous
  • 100 points, James Suckling
  • 100 points, Decanter
  • 19/20, Jancis Robinson

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate: 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc. The nose is at once profound and arresting, offering drop-dead gorgeous Morello cherries, lilacs and red rose scents with a core of Black Forest cake, warm blackcurrants and blueberry preserves plus wafts of sandalwood and underbrush. Medium-bodied, the elegantly crafted palate is completely packed with intense floral, mineral and cassis-laced flavours with a firm frame of very finely pixelated tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and achingly stunning. 100pts, drink N-2075

Antonio Galloni, Vinous: 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, cured 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! 100pts, drink 2026-66

Neal Martin, Vinous: Has a beguiling sense of purity on the nose, which features scents of blackberry, crushed violet petals, hints of dark chocolate and even a suggestion of fresh fig. Underneath all this is a seam of mineralité that becomes more conspicuous with aeration, tightening everything up. The palate is medium-bodied with filigreed tannin, a satiny texture, perfect acidity and incredible harmony. Everything here is in the right place. Quite sensual in style, conveying an enthralling sense of delineation on the long finish. About as good as you will find in this vintage. 99pts, drink 2026-80

Jamessuckling.com: Stunning black fruit with plenty of forest berries, the whole picture cool and very delicate, also on the concentrated and highly structured palate. The tannins are very fine-grained but decisively austere and, together with the vibrant acidity, they propel the finish out towards infinity and leave a breathtaking final impression. Very long ageing potential but you could try it in 2023. 100pts

Jane Anson, Decanter: This has a little more reticence initially on the nose than La Mission, but after a few minutes the rich texture begins to reveal itself, with charcoal, tobacco, dark plum and damson fruits that are straining at the leash. It has hidden power and subtle oak toasting – this clearly feels no need to shout about its presence, but there will be plenty to discover over time. You can feel those tannins licking around your teeth, building up one layer at a time. A great wine en primeur that has settled into greatness. 100pts, drink 2026-46

Jancis Robinson: Broad and spicy and very rich and a compote of warm bricks. Firm and not over the top. Prances. Transparent and very much Haut-Brion. 19pts, drink 2028-50

DISCOUNT COUPONS DO NOT APPLY TO THIS PRODUCT
  • 100 points, Wine Advocate
  • 100 points, Vinous
  • 100 points, James Suckling
  • 100 points, Decanter
  • 19/20, Jancis Robinson

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate: 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc. The nose is at once profound and arresting, offering drop-dead gorgeous Morello cherries, lilacs and red rose scents with a core of Black Forest cake, warm blackcurrants and blueberry preserves plus wafts of sandalwood and underbrush. Medium-bodied, the elegantly crafted palate is completely packed with intense floral, mineral and cassis-laced flavours with a firm frame of very finely pixelated tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and achingly stunning. 100pts, drink N-2075

Antonio Galloni, Vinous: 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, cured 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! 100pts, drink 2026-66

Neal Martin, Vinous: Has a beguiling sense of purity on the nose, which features scents of blackberry, crushed violet petals, hints of dark chocolate and even a suggestion of fresh fig. Underneath all this is a seam of mineralité that becomes more conspicuous with aeration, tightening everything up. The palate is medium-bodied with filigreed tannin, a satiny texture, perfect acidity and incredible harmony. Everything here is in the right place. Quite sensual in style, conveying an enthralling sense of delineation on the long finish. About as good as you will find in this vintage. 99pts, drink 2026-80

Jamessuckling.com: Stunning black fruit with plenty of forest berries, the whole picture cool and very delicate, also on the concentrated and highly structured palate. The tannins are very fine-grained but decisively austere and, together with the vibrant acidity, they propel the finish out towards infinity and leave a breathtaking final impression. Very long ageing potential but you could try it in 2023. 100pts

Jane Anson, Decanter: This has a little more reticence initially on the nose than La Mission, but after a few minutes the rich texture begins to reveal itself, with charcoal, tobacco, dark plum and damson fruits that are straining at the leash. It has hidden power and subtle oak toasting – this clearly feels no need to shout about its presence, but there will be plenty to discover over time. You can feel those tannins licking around your teeth, building up one layer at a time. A great wine en primeur that has settled into greatness. 100pts, drink 2026-46

Jancis Robinson: Broad and spicy and very rich and a compote of warm bricks. Firm and not over the top. Prances. Transparent and very much Haut-Brion. 19pts, drink 2028-50