|Cuvee||Pessac-Léognan (Premier Grand Cru Classé)|
|Appelation||France | Bordeaux | Graves | Pessac-Léognan ||
|Grape(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc|
||Drinking window||2022 - 2070|
|Classification||1er Grand Cru Classé|
||No original packaging|
||Fully intact metal capsule|
|Fill||Bordeaux bottle, base neck fill level|
||Robert Parker (100/100), James Suckling (100/100), Wine Enthusiast (100/100), Decanter (100/100), Vinous (100/100)|
"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."
James Suckling: "Stunning black fruit with plenty of forest berries in there, 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. A blend of 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc. Very long aging potential, but you could try it in 2023."
Robert Parker: "The 2016 Haut-Brion is blended of 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, 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 flavors with a firm frame of very finely pixelated tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and achingly stunning."
Vinous: "The 2016 Haut-Brion is 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, cure 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!"
Wine Enthusiast: "Immensely tannic, this is a great Haut-Brion, one of the finest for many years. It shows the severe side of this estate, with a dense structure to match the powerful black fruits. Rich with berry flavors and lifted by enough acidity, the wine will age for many years."
|Vendor name||Ristorante Piemonte|
||21% (€ 112.81)
|Storage||Een bescheiden kelder, die helaas propvol zit en er komen nog bestellingen aan die we niet willen afslaan.|
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