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Haut-Brion 2018, 0.75L

Region: Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux France
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc / Merlot / Petit Verdot
Score: 98-100JL
Review: "It's rare to find the combination of elegance and power that you'll find in this year's Haut Brion. It's incredibly difficult to produce a wine with this much volume, harmony, balance, complexity and refinement. Once the wine hits your palate, it's impossible not to take another sip just to make sure it wasn't just a dream. The purity in the fruit, the silk in the tannins, the seemingly endless finish paired with the ability to age for decades is all here in spades. A blend of 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc with the harvest taking place September 19-October 13. The wine reached 14.6% alcohol with a pH of 3.8 and 50.6% of the harvest was placed into the Grand Vin."

Staff Notes:

Decanter: 98-100

Jeff Leve: 98-100

Jeb Dunnuck: 97-99

Wine Advocate: 97-99+

James Suckling: 98-99

Wine Enthusiast: 96-98

Jean-Marc Quarin: 96

Antonio Galloni: 93-96

[Bordeaux Future: Earliest Anticipated Arrival, Fall 2021.]

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