2015 Chateau Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan

$699.00
WA100WE95-97

Here's a chance to see why this wine, famous since the 17th century, defines Graves. We'll leave this one to The Wine Advocate: It has a heavenly bouquet that bestows instant gratification - a veritable kaleidoscope of aromas so crystalline that you can pick them out one by one: dark plum, blackcurrant, Kalamata olive and graphite. It is tempting to just [smell] this all day. The palate has an indescribably stunning balance and like the La Mission, there is a paradoxical sense of intensity married to weightlessness. Everything here is so precise, so pure and yet as it crescendos towards the finish, it offers a profundity that is unmatched across Bordeaux in this vintage. Having had the pleasure of many great wines from this estate in the past - 1945, 1955, 1959, 1961 and 1989 - the 2015 belongs among that pantheon."


Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Jean-Philippe Delmas
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
24 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pessac-Leognan
Total Varietal Composition %:
50% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %:
14.9%
Score Wine Advocate:
91
SKU #:
1WHBR15IR31T