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Haut Brion 1993

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Pessac-LĂ©ognan
Grape VarietyMerlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc

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Tasting Notes

Quite a surprise in a difficult vintage, a strict selcection and the superb terroir of Haut-Brion triumphed over a very challenging year that produced many hard, relatively herbaceous wines. The colour is a suprisingly saturated deep plum/ruby. Some sweet berry fruit intermixed with menthol, graphite,damp earth and a hint of mushroom emerges in this medium -bodied, very elegant Haut-Brion that is still firmly structured but has sweet tannin and suprising length and ripeness. The wine will always represent a sleeper style. Anticipated maturity:2004-2015.

Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003
Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (3), November 1998

One of the great wines of the vintage, Haut-Brion's 1993 possesses a dark garnet/plum/purple color, an expressive, fragrant, sweet, berry, blackcurrant, mineral, lead pencil, and earthy-scented nose, and medium to full-bodied, concentrated flavours that reveal non of this vintage's hardness or herbaceousness. This layered wine offers sweet tannin, good length, and outstanding purity. Its price is moderate when compared to more recent vintages of Haut Brion. Give it 3-4 years of cellaring and consume it between 2001-2020.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (109), February 1997
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