2016 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) SKU #1299210

Price: $649.99

JS 100 RP 100 VN 100
WE 100 DC 98 JD 98
WS 98
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Professional Reviews

K&L Notes

99 points Neal Martin for Vinous: "The 2016 Haut-Brion has a beguiling sense of purity on the nose, which features scents of blackberry, crushed violet petals, hints of dark chocolate and even a suggestion of fresh fig. Underneath all this is a seam of mineralité that becomes more conspicuous with aeration, tightening everything up. The palate is medium-bodied with filigreed tannin, a satiny texture, perfect acidity and incredible harmony. Everything here is in the right place. Quite sensual in style, conveying an enthralling sense of delineation on the long finish. About as good as you will find in this vintage." (01/2018)

Staff Reviews

  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    6/1/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    One of my top ten wines of the vintage. Ethereal nose-a regal wine and much more elegant than La Mission. Layers of ripe fruit and minerality. Full mouthful-Better than the great 1995 I drank twice last week.
  • Jeff Garneau
    By: Jeff Garneau
    5/30/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    The 2016 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan would seem to be swimming against the current. In a vintage where most wines are dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, it is instead Merlot (at 56% of the blend) that takes the lead here. Cabernet Sauvignon is the junior partner at 37.5% of the blend. Cabernet Franc makes up the remainder at 6.5%, though this grape did less well in 2016 and mostly went to the second labels. Very lively and fresh in keeping with the vintage. The tannins, too, here are quite firm. Overall this is reserved in style, quite powerful in its own way, but marked by restraint. Very fine indeed.
  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    5/30/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This is the picture of grace yet with plenty of power behind the smoke, gravel, menthol and dark fruit that packs the mid-palate. This seems brawnier than La Mission and exudes potential with the strength held in check by balance and equilibrium.

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