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The mineral-laced 2005 Haut Brion (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) is exquisite. With its elegance and finesse, it is not as powerful as La Mission, but the nobility and complexity of the aromatics, incredible fragrance (subtle smoke and blue, red, and black fruits) that persists in the glass, full-bodied mouthfeel (though very light and delicate on its feet), and incredible length characterize this great Haut-Brion. It is just starting to drink well, and should continue to do so for at least another three decades. It is a tour de force in winemaking, but only 9,000 cases were produced.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #219, Jun 2015)
The Château Haut-Brion 2005, which unlike the rest of the First Growth was tasted from magnum, has a more audacious and sensual bouquet compared to the La Mission Haut-Brion with copious black cherries, cooked meat, mint and wild heather scents. You could sit and nose this all day. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannins. The harmony will leave you breathless. It is underpinned by nigh perfect acidity and astounding weight. Yet it does not overwhelm and remains faithfully classic in style. It is difficult to fault this Haut Brion and do not be surprised if it one day ends up joining the ranks of the 1961, 1989 or 2000.
– eRobertParker.com, Feb 2015
Dark, brick tinged ruby red; still very restrained on the nose, gentle brick dust, gravel aromas still dominating the fruit for the moment; beautifully balanced, full, fresh, concentrated and very finely tannic; crisp, intense, long, close knit and graceful across the palate, gently mouthfilling, full of classy ripe fruit, long and even and very fruit fragrant to finish. A gloriously full yet discreet Haut Brion. 2020 – 50+
Quality 995 | Brand 998 | Economics 974 |
buzz brand, investment staple
Quality: Predicted life of 30 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 2005 vintage, which averages 14 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 50 of the world's top wine lists, including Chez Bruce Economics: More traded at auction than its peers, its top 5 vintages having seen 3,255 75cl equivalent bottles traded in the past year Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 92,455 bottles
- www.wine-lister.com June 2017