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2011 Chateau Haut BrionBlend from France


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The nose is fruity, fresh, elegant, full and offers complexity as well as a nice touch of fresh flowers. The wine wins if it is decanted. It reveals notes of pulpy / fresh cassis and redcurrants associated with strawberry, bright raspberry, fresh flowers with hints of fresh blond tobacco, racy minerality, with very discreet hints of pink pepper as well as a subtle hint of bergamot, well presence of iodine and vanilla (in the background). The palate is fruity, elegant, racy, all in delicacy and offers a nice juiciness / tangy fruit, a nice freshness, salinity / sapidity, precision, a certain purity, a nice tangy frame, harmony, a good guideline as well as a nice finesse of the grain. On the palate this wine expresses notes of pulpy / juicy raspberry, redcurrants and blackberry associated with violet, fresh / juicy cassis, hints of juicy purple plum as well as hints of caramelization, blond tobacco with fine toasted hazelnut, crushed almond and a hint of pepper. Tannins are elegant and smooth. Good length. A nice chew on the finish / persistence. A more classic and “straight” wine than the 2019 vintage tasted at the same time.

97 Jane Anson - Decanter

A serious Haut-Brion, still very much closed. Concentrated with firm tannins, this has real depth to it, showing walls and structure. Beautiful juice starts to seep through the walls after a few moments and this has great potential. It has a tannic frame that softens as it opens, and lets the light in, showing its more elegant side. Cleverly constructed, this is great winemaking, a clear success. 72% new oak. Harvest August 31 to September 27.

95 Wine Spectator

"This packs some serious density for the vintage, with layers of braised fig, blackberry pâte de fruit and dark currant paste, all inlaid with lively briar, tobacco leaf and roasted apple wood notes. Shows lots of energy through the finish, with the grip generating a mouthwatering feel. One of the stars of the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2035."

95 James Suckling -

"Complex aromas of brown sugar, sweet tobacco and dark fruits. Turns to hints of prunes and cocoa. Full-bodied, with ultra fine tannins and a wonderful length. Refined and silky. Beautiful balance. Such wonderful length. Turns chewy yet very polished."

95 Wine Enthusiast

"An impressively silky wine. Dry yet intensely fruity, the palate shows big fruit, smooth tannins and a perfumed character."

Item # 79429
Vintage 2011
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Pessac-Leognan
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower

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