Haut-Brion-Pessac-Leognan-2016

Haut Brion, (Pessac-Leognan), 2016

2016 Bordeaux Future
“The 2016 Haut Brion is a blend of 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 19 September and 13 October. Jean-Philippe Delmas told me that this represents a touch more Merlot than last year’s vintage. It clearly has a more powerful and intense bouquet compared to the La Mission Haut-Brion, although maybe not the same killer level of detail and delineation. The palate is beautifully balanced with arching tannins that insistently grip the mouth. There are layers of black fruit, minerals, sea salt and a touch of crushed violets. Unlike the 2015 Haut-Brion, this is more linear, stricter and you could argue more nimble on its toes. Yet maybe it does not quite have the same depth and labyrinthine complexity that made the 2015 such an astonishing wine. Nevertheless, this 2016 is not far behind and it will be fascinating to compare in the future.” -Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (97-99 Points)
Expected Arrival: Autumn 2019
NO PREARRIVALS OR FUTURES ITEMS ARE INCLUDED IN PROMOTIONS

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D1645
Varietal: Bordeaux Future
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: Haut Brion
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$535.00
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$6,420.00
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D1645
Varietal: Bordeaux Future
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: Haut Brion
Description

2016 Bordeaux Future
“The 2016 Haut Brion is a blend of 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 19 September and 13 October. Jean-Philippe Delmas told me that this represents a touch more Merlot than last year’s vintage. It clearly has a more powerful and intense bouquet compared to the La Mission Haut-Brion, although maybe not the same killer level of detail and delineation. The palate is beautifully balanced with arching tannins that insistently grip the mouth. There are layers of black fruit, minerals, sea salt and a touch of crushed violets. Unlike the 2015 Haut-Brion, this is more linear, stricter and you could argue more nimble on its toes. Yet maybe it does not quite have the same depth and labyrinthine complexity that made the 2015 such an astonishing wine. Nevertheless, this 2016 is not far behind and it will be fascinating to compare in the future.” -Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (97-99 Points)
Expected Arrival: Autumn 2019
NO PREARRIVALS OR FUTURES ITEMS ARE INCLUDED IN PROMOTIONS