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2001 Chateau Haut BrionBlend from France

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  • 95 Wine Spectator
  • 94 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

95

"Intense aromas of violets, berries and spices follow through to a full-bodied palate, with layers of supersilky tannins and a long, long finish. Very classic in style. All in elegance and length. I like it better than the 2000. Best after 2009. (JS)"

94 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Haut-Brion’s 2001, which was bottled late (the end of September, 2003), possesses an unmistakable nobility as well as a burgeoning complexity. Plum/purple to the rim, this blend of 52% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 12% Cabernet Franc is playing it close to the vest, having closed down considerably after bottling. Nevertheless, it reveals pure notes of sweet and sour cherries, black currants, licorice, smoke, and crushed stones. Medium-bodied with excellent purity, firm tannin, and an angular, structured finish, it requires 5-7 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020+."

Product Detail

Item # 10519
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Pessac-Leognan
Ratings

95 - Wine Spectator

94 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2001
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger, vanilla, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower