Haut Brisson 2016

SubregionSt Emilion

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Tasting Notes

This has great clarity of ripe red plums and mulberries, as well as attractive, floral nuances, leading to a very focused feel on the palate that offers a succulent and fluid array of ripe red fruit that holds fresh and even. Ever so fine tannins. Try from 2022.

Score: 94James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2019

The 2016 Haut-Brisson has a classy bouquet of dark-chocolate-tinged black fruit, white pepper and a touch of red plum. The well-balanced palate is focused and direct, featuring supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity and a judicious dash of spice toward the finish. Drink this well-crafted Saint-Émilion over the next decade. Drink 2020-2030

Score: 90Neal Martin, vinous.com (Jan 2019), January 2019

The 2016 Haut Brisson is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc was cropped at 42 hectoliters per hectare picked from 5-15 October, matured in 35% new oak. It has a rich and slightly heady bouquet with intense black cherry and crème de cassis notes, although I find that the Tour St Christophe, which is also owned by Peter Kwok, has far more detail. The palate is full-bodied with dense ripe tannin, quite intense with a touch of dried blood infusing the black fruit with a structured, gently grippy finish. I would just like to see more finesse come through once this is bottle. Drink Date 2021 - 2035.

Score: 90/92Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (230), April 2017

Soft and velvety wine with blackberry, blueberry and raspberry character. Full body, a dense center palate and a long and pure finish. Another winner.

Score: 94/95James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2017

The 2016 Haut Brisson is juicy and flamboyant, with succulent red cherry and plum fruit pushed forward. A wine with striking inner sweetness and no hard edges, the 2016 will appeal most to readers who enjoy the opulent, full-throttle side of Saint-Émilion. For my palate, the 2016 is on the edge, but it skirts that line nicely. Michel Rolland is the consultant. Tasted two times.

Score: 89/92Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2017

Deep crimson. Scented and peppery on the nose and then gently sweet on the palate. Much less drying than most. Charming!
Drink 2022-2035

Score: 17Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2017

The fruit on the nose is sweet and ripe the start of the palate has a rich mix of red and black fruits. Fine tannins in the middle the fruit towards the back is fresher light and bright with savoury sweetness on the finish. 2024-35

Score: 87/90Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2017

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