2005 chateau haut brisson la reserve
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
violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower
"A brilliant sleeper of the vintage, this is a terrific effort from Haut-Brisson's new proprietor. The deep purple-colored 2005 La Reserve exhibits sweet black currant and cherry fruit intermixed with notes of cigar smoke, fruitcake, and cedar. Full-bodied with superb purity, good acidity, and ripe tannin, it should unfold gracefully over the next 5-6 years, and keep for 15+."