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1996 Chat Haut BrionBlend from France

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“Seductive Haut-Brion. Complex, with cinnamon, vanilla, cherry, berry and dried fruits on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a polished, caressing textu...

  • 95 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 91 Wine Spectator
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95

"While in some vintages La Mission Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion can be close in quality, that is not the case in this vintage. The 1996 Haut-Brion, a blend of 50% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc is clearly on a higher plane than the La Mission. There is something much more expansive and complete on the nose: greater depth of fruit, more harmonious with scents of underbrush, tar, black olive and this bottle perhaps less "feral" than I have noticed on previous examples. The palate is very well balanced with dark cherries, sous-bois and cedar. This is one vintage where I think the Cabernet Franc plays an important role and lends more complexity. This is a 1996 that has retained and built upon beguiling fleshiness and it will continue to evolve with style and panache."

91 Wine Spectator

“Seductive Haut-Brion. Complex, with cinnamon, vanilla, cherry, berry and dried fruits on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a polished, caressing texture.Best after 2003. (12500 cases produced)”

Product Description:

“Seductive Haut-Brion. Complex, with cinnamon, vanilla, cherry, berry and dried fruits on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a polished, caressing texture.Best after 2003. (12500 cases produced)”

Product Detail

Item # 12364
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Pessac-Leognan
Ratings

95 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

91 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 1996
Color Red
ABV 13.0%
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