Haut Brisson 2016
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: 90/92||Neal 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: 94/95||James 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: 89/92||Antonio 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!
|Score: 17||Jancis 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: 87/90||Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2017|
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