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Chateau Haut Brion 2004
95 Points Wine Spectator

Chateau Haut Brion 2004
Wine Specs
Vintage
2004
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Appellation
Bordeaux
Vineyard Designation
Pessac Leognan, 1st Growth
Alcohol %
13
Wine Spectator
95
Wine Enthusiast
96
Wine Advocate
92
95 Points Wine Spectator
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Wonderful aromas of dried flowers, currant, berries and mineral. Full-bodied, yet reserved and refined. Lovely texture, with a pure silk feel. Seamless and beautiful. Great length. Even better than from barrel. Best after 2012."
-Wine Spectator

Wine Specs
Vintage
2004
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Appellation
Bordeaux
Vineyard Designation
Pessac Leognan, 1st Growth
Alcohol %
13
Wine Spectator
95
Wine Enthusiast
96
Wine Advocate
92
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Wonderful aromas of dried flowers, currant, berries and mineral. Full-bodied, yet reserved and refined. Lovely texture, with a pure silk feel. Seamless and beautiful. Great length. Even better than from barrel. Best after 2012. Wine Spectator 95 Points
Ratings
Of the pair of châteaux, La Mission Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion (both owned by the Dillon banking family) that face each other across the crowded streets of Pessac, Haut-Brion is the one with the structure, the darkness, the brooding character. This is so true of 2004, with its hugely firm structure underlying the initial supple fruit. At the end, the acidity is an enticing surprise, lifting the aftertaste. Wine Enthusiast 96 Points
Awards
Medium to deep garnet colour. The nose is still a little mute giving a moderate intensity of youthful aromas: ripe plums, cassis, Chinese five spice, moss and a fair amount of cedar. Oak tannins seem to dominate the structure contributing to the taut astringency of the palate yet there is a good amount of ripe berry and earthy fruit plus medium acidity to balance. Long earthy finish. Drink 2012 to 2034. Wine Advocate 92 Points
Other Notes
Château Haut-Brion is the oldest and by far the smallest of the "Premiers Grands Crus" vineyards of the Gironde 1855 classification. Château Haut-Brion is one of the few remaining family-owned domains of the Bordeaux region with a history going back to the 16th century. It has been owned by the American Dillon family since 1935.
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